The Penn State Board of Trustees may act to officially take Gary Schultz’s name off the Childcare Center at Hort Woods on the Penn State Campus. Abby Drey Centre Daily Times, file
The Penn State Board of Trustees may act to officially take Gary Schultz’s name off the Childcare Center at Hort Woods on the Penn State Campus. Abby Drey Centre Daily Times, file

Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Schultz out of jail; Penn State votes on taking name off day care center

By Lori Falce

lfalce@centredaily.com

September 14, 2017 9:59 AM

Gary Schultz isn’t in jail anymore.

The former university senior vice president of finance and business pleaded guilty in March to misdemeanor child endangerment in connection with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Schultz is serving a six-to-23-month sentence, with the first two months in jail and the remainder on house arrest, followed by probation. Schultz began serving his sentence July 15, and was being allowed to do work release as a part-time financial consultant for Scott’s Landscaping in Centre Hall.

Centre County Correctional Facility personnel said Thursday that Schultz is “no longer incarcerated,” but could not confirm what day that ended.

Schultz’s name is officially being put forth to come off of a Penn State day care center.

After Sandusky’s 2011 arrest and 2012 conviction, the issue of renaming the facility was raised, but never acted upon officially.

President Eric Barron, however, said Wednesday that Schultz’s name has not been associated with the location, now known as the Child Care Center at Hort Woods, for years.

“It’s a technicality,” Barron said.

A measure was approved by the Penn State board of trustees finance, business and capital planning committee Thursday, and will now proceed to the full board for a vote.

Barron said the change is going before the board because approval is required for naming a building, so the administration believed the board should participate in removing a name, too.

Angela Liddle, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, said her organization did not have a stance on the decision, but that she did “hope Penn State and everyone devote time, money and energy toward” the issues of children’s safety.

Former Penn State administrators 'turned their backs' on child sex abuse, AG says

Pa. AG Josh Shapiro spoke following the Graham Spanier verdict in Harrisburg. Spanier, Penn State's former president, was found guilty of misdemeanor child endangerment and not guilty of conspiracy. Former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and vice-president Gary Schultz pleaded guilty to child endangerment.

Jeremy Hartley jhartley@centredaily.com

Lori Falce: 814-235-3910, @LoriFalce Jeremy Hartley contributed to this report.

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