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.)

Election Of Trustees BY THE ALUMNI

The Nomination Phase for the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania State University will begin on Monday, January 15, 2018. Three alumni trustees are elected each year for three-year terms. Beginning on January 15, nomination ballots are automatically sent if:

Those alumni who have previously requested a ballot in the 2017 process do not need to request a nomination ballot again.  It will automatically be sent to you beginning on January 15, providing you still have a valid email address on file with the University and it has not changed. The Nomination Phase will continue until 5:00 p.m. Eastern on February 25, 2018.

Ballots will begin transmission via email on January 15.  Due to the volume of emails going out, there may be a delay in receiving the email containing ballot credentials. For those who may experience a delay, please check your SPAM or JUNK MAIL folders.  Individual settings on personal email accounts or your email provider may potentially block the email transmission. The ballot email will be sent from In the event that you do not receive your ballot within 48 hours, please use the request a ballot link below.

Undergraduate students and Graduate students (who do not have a Penn State undergraduate degree) currently enrolled at the University are not eligible to participate in the election.

If you do not meet the above criteria, or have not received the email ballots in past elections, you must request a ballot.

Complete information on the membership process and qualifications for all trustee elections may be found at Membership Selection.

Information on use of Alumni Records and communication policies may be found at Use of Alumni Records.

The Board's Committee on Governance and Long-Range Planning accepted a Skill Set Inventory Report to assist the various trustee electoral and appointment processes.

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