The Fixer President: Leading a College Out of Turmoil

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Graham Spanier lost his job as president of Pennsylvania State U. in a scandal involving sexual predation by a former assistant football coach.

Pennsylvania State University, still reeling from the child-sex-abuse scandal that rocked the campus two years ago, is expected to name a new leader before the year is out. Whoever takes the position will have the peculiar challenge of helping to define a new era for an institution, while still acknowledging the burden of its recent and painful history.

Taking the helm of a college that is still wounded by