Board of Trustees alumni nominations open Jan. 15 through Feb. 25

The Armillary Sphere outside Old Main on Penn State's University Park campus.  Credit: Patrick Mansell / Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Alumni Trustee election process for the Penn State Board of Trustees starts when 2021 Board of Trustees nomination ballots begin being sent on Jan. 15 to all alumni who have a valid email address on file with the University. Nominations will be accepted through 5 p.m. Eastern time on Feb. 25.

Alumni who do not receive the nomination email must request a ballot by going to Forms will be processed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time and may take 24 hours for processing. After submitting the request and eligibility has been authenticated, alumni will receive a ballot link and credentials.

Ballots will arrive via email from Please check your spam or junk mailbox for the email. Undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled at the University are not eligible to participate in the election.

Candidates who receive at least 250 nominations, meet the qualifications to be a trustee and accept the nomination in writing, will have their names placed on the election ballot. The election ballot will be distributed to alumni via email beginning on April 10, and the election will close at 9 a.m. Eastern time on May 6. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to the board.

Information about all of the trustee elections may be found at

Last Updated January 18, 2021