|Trustee who fired Paterno to leave Penn St. board|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 07 February 2013 12:34|
John Surma was vice chairman of the board of trustees when he told Paterno that he was being ousted as Penn State's head coach after 46 seasons.
Surma delivered the news on Nov. 9, 2011, shortly after the board voted unanimously to fire the Hall of Fame coach in the wake of the child sex-abuse charges against former Paterno assistant Jerry Sandusky.
Paterno died two months later at age 85.
Penn State announced Surma's intentions on Thursday.
Surma is chairman and CEO of U.S. Steel. He joined the Penn State board in 2007 and was re-elected in 2010.