STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A new NCAA task force will come up with guidelines for how to distribute the record $60 million fine that Penn State has agreed to pay in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
The money will fund programs designed to combat child sexual abuse and help victims around the country.
The 10-member task force was announced today. The group will set policy and hire a third-party administrator who will choose which nonprofit groups receive the money each year.
The governing body imposed tough sanctions on Penn State over its handling of sex-abuse allegations against Sandusky, a retired assistant football coach convicted of abusing 10 boys over 15 years.
The members of the task force are:
Tim White, chancellor of University of California, Riverside, chairman
Nan Crouter, dean of the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State
Rita Hartung Cheng, chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Craig Hillemeier, vice dean for clinical affairs at Penn State College of Medicine
Brian Gallagher, president and CEO of United Way Worldwide
Jane Lowe, team director of Vulnerable Populations Portfolio, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Harris Pastides, president, University of South Carolina
Bryan Samuels, commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Pamela Shifman, director, Initiatives for Girls and Women, NoVo Foundation
Raymond Torres, vice president of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and executive director of Casey Family Services