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 psuelections@votenet.com. 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.

Election Of Trustees BY AGRICULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS, SOCIETIES OR ASSOCIATIONS

We are in the process of updating our database regarding the agricultural organizations, societies, or associations in Pennsylvania in anticipation of the 2018 Agricultural Trustee Elections.

If an organization, society or association is interested in participating in the election process contact the Board Office via email (sll5@psu.edu), phone (814 865-9561), or fax (814 863-4631). When contacting our office you will be asked to provide the following:

  1. Name of Organization/Association
  2. Contact name of Secretary or Authorized Officer
  3. Contact phone number
  4. Contact email address
  5. Organization or contact mailing address

Election guidelines are outlined in the Charter, Bylaws, and Standing Orders on Board of Trustees website under the tab “University Governance.” You may also use the link: https://trustees.psu.edu/charter.html.

Organizations are asked to indicate their interest by December 15, 2017. More information will be provided in mid-January to those who have indicated their interest.

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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