Penn State trustee election ballot positions announced

Ballots for the trustee election will be available to Penn State alumni beginning on April 10. Credit: Curtis Chan / Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Ballot positions for the 2021 election of trustees by alumni were determined on March 2 by a drawing.

Ballots for the trustee election will be available to Penn State alumni beginning on April 10. Additionally, biographical information and position statements for each candidate will be available on March 15 on a Meet the Candidates page by visiting

All alumni who have already requested and received a ballot for the nomination phase of the election will automatically receive the election ballot. There is no need to request a ballot again. If you did not participate in the Nomination Phase and would like to receive the election ballot, you may request a ballot at

Ballot requests will be processed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. Please allow a 24-hour turnaround time for processing of this ballot request.

All online voting must be completed by the close of the election at 9 a.m. EST on May 6.

The names of the six candidates for three positions on the board to be elected by alumni, and the order in which they will appear on the ballot, are as follows (year of graduation, college and place of residence also are provided):

  1. Steven B. Wagman, ’82, HHD, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 
  2. Alvin F. de Levie, ’73, Lib, State College, Pennsylvania
  3. Bridget M. Lasda, ’02, Edu, Stamford, Connecticut
  4. Jim Bognet  ’97, Bus, Hazleton, Pennsylvania
  5. Laurie A. Stanell DMD, ’80, Sci, Pipersville, Pennsylvania
  6. Brandon Short  ’99, Bus, Fulham, London, United Kingdom
Last Updated March 16, 2021