Yes, the Board of Trustees you mention should also be culpable, BUT, as I said, Joe Pa owned the campus, and could easily have gone outside of the chain of command here (my gut is that he probably had free reign to do this). However, being from a different generation, and probably not used to hearing about charges such as this, he probably froze and chose to not excercise this free reign in this case. That is on him IMO, and, as I said before, he even acknowledged this in an interview (which I believe was his last interview, where he said that he wished that he had done more). I agree with him, I wish he had done more as well. While he is not solely to blame for the coverup (nowhere near that), he is not blameless either IMO.