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

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The election process for the Penn State Board of Trustees has begun, with nomination ballots sent on Sunday, Jan. 15, to all Penn State alumni who have a valid email address on file with the University. Nominations will be accepted through 5 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, 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. After submitting the request, alumni will receive a ballot link and credentials via email from Alumni may also want to check their email spam folder if they did not receive their original nomination ballot. 

Once registered, alumni will automatically receive the 2017 Board of Trustees election ballot. 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 ballot will be distributed to alumni via email on Monday, April 10, and the election will close at 9 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, May 4. 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 17, 2017