Penn State University Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of The Pennsylvania State University is the corporate body established by the charter with complete responsibility for the government and welfare of the University and all the interests pertaining thereto including students, faculty, staff and alumni. (See Standing Order VIII of the Charter, Bylaws and Standing Orders for additional information on Governance of the University.)
Election Of Trustees RESULTS
The total distribution of the votes cast in the alumni election are listed below by the position of the candidates on the ballot.
Ballot position: Candidate – Vote total
01. Barbara L. Doran, '75, New York, NY – 16,720
02. Edward "Ted” B. Brown III, '68, State College, PA – 16,163
03. Daniel N. Cocco, '08, Hoboken, NJ – 10,521
04. CANDIDATE WITHDREW
05. William F. Oldsey, '76, Basking Ridge, NJ – 14,608
Write-In Votes – 1,723
Total Eligible Voters – 634,430
Total Ballots Cast – 23,147
The nomination process for the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania State University will begin again in January 2017. Three alumni trustees are elected each year for three-year terms. Beginning on January 15, nomination ballots are automatically sent if:
- You are a Penn State alumnus/alumna;
- and we have a valid email address on file;
- and you have not otherwise opted out of Penn State communications.
Those alumni who have previously requested a ballot in this year's process do not need to request a nomination ballot. It will automatically be sent to you beginnng on January 15, providing you still have an email address on file with the University.
Undergraduate students and Graduate students who are currently enrolled at the University are not eligible to participate in the election.
If you do not meet the above criteria, you must request a ballot.
Complete information on the membership process and qualifications for all trustee elections may be found at Membership Selection.
Information on use of Alumni Records and communication polices may be found at Use of Alumni Records.