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.) For information about recent issues, please visit the Progress website.
Election Of Trustees Begins In aPRIL
The election process for the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania State University will begin in April. Three alumni trustees are elected each year for three-year terms. Beginning on April 10, election 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 requested a ballot in the Nomination Phase of the election process do not need to request an election ballot. It will automatically be sent to you beginning on April 10.
Undergraduate 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. After you have submitted your request, please allow a 24-hour response time. Forms will be processed Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern).
Upon qualification of your alumni record, a ballot link and credentials will be sent to you via e-mail from PSU Elections@votenet.com. Be sure to check your SPAM and JUNK MAIL folders.
The election phase continues until 9:00 a.m. (Eastern) on May 7.
Upon conclusion of the election on May 7, the ballots are tabulated and the three candidates receiving the highest number of votes are declared elected.
Complete information on the membership process and qualifications for all trustees may be found at Membership Selection.
Information on use of Alumni Records and communication polices may be found at Use of Alumni Records.
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