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.
Penn State Names Eric J. Barron President, Effective May 12
The 18th president of Penn State has been named by the University's Board of Trustees. Eric J. Barron, a former dean at Penn State and current leader of Florida State University, will begin as Penn State's next president on May 12, 2014. Read more >
Election of Trustees begins in January
Election processes for the Board of Trustees of The Pennsylvania State University will begin in the new year. On January 15, 2014, nominations for the election of trustees by the alumni will begin. Nomination ballots will automatically be sent to the following:
- to all alumnus/alumna who have, within two years prior to March 1 of each year, been either active members of the Penn State Alumni Association or contributed financially to the University, or
- requested a ballot during either of the last two elections (no need to re-request this year),
- and we have a valid email address for you.
Alumni who do not meet the above-listed criteria and wish to particpate may complete a Nomination Ballot Request Form.
Complete information on the nomination process and qualifications for Election of Trustees by the Alumni, Agricultural Societies and Business and Industry may be found at Membership Selection.
Information on use of Alumni Records and communication policies may be found at Use of Alumni Records.
Keith Masser, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Thank you Karen, and my sincerest thanks and appreciation to my fellow members of the Board of Trustees. I'm humbled and honored you have entrusted me with this responsibility. Read more >