Meet the Agricultural Candidates

for election as trustees of The Pennsylvania State University by delegates of registered organized Agricultural Societies.

Two Trustees are elected each year to The Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees by delegates of registered organized Agricultural Societies in the Commonwealth for three-year terms beginning July 1.

Delegates of registered Agricultural Societies must register at the Registration Desk in Deans Hall of The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel between 10:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013. The election will be conducted at 12:45 p.m.

In an effort to raise the visibility of the election and to promote participation, all interested candidates as of February 25, 2013 were invited to submit a photo, a biographical statement and a position statement.

Nominations will be required for all Trustee candidates on the day of the election; additional nominations of candidates not included on this website may be made on the day of the election.

All candidates for election to the position of Trustee must be a member of an agricultural society. The nominator of a Trustee candidate must be a registered delegate representing a registered organization.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT: Paula R. Ammerman; Director, Board of Trustees Office/Associate Secretary; The Pennsylvania State University.

Candidates who have expressed an interest in seeking election to the Board of Trustees appear in alphabetical order.

Keith W. Eckel


M. Abraham Harpster


Paul W. Semmel