Board of Trustees alumni nominations open through Feb. 25

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The election process for the Penn State Board of Trustees starts when nomination ballots will begin being sent on Wednesday (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 Tuesday, 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, alumni will receive a ballot link and credentials via email from

Once eligibility has been authenticated, alumni will automatically receive the 2020 Board of Trustees nomination 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 election ballot will be distributed to alumni via email beginning on Friday, April 10, and the election will close at 9 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, May 7. 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 16, 2020