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

Eric J. Barron

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 APRIL

On April 10, 2014, the election of Trustees by the alumni will begin when ballots are automatically sent to all alumnus/alumna who have a valid email address on file in the University's alumni records.

Those alumni who have requested a ballot during either of the last two elections do not need to re-request a ballot this year. It will be automatically sent.

Alumni who do not meet the above-listed criteria and wish to particpate may complete a Election Ballot Request Form.

Complete information on the election 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

Keith Masser

Masser's acceptance speech for chairman of Penn State's 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 >


From the Board Chairman

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