Meet the Alumni Candidates

for election as trustees of The Pennsylvania State University by the alumni.

Three (3) Trustees are elected each year to The Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees by alumni of the Pennsylvania State University for three-year terms beginning July 1.

Thirty-nine candidates are seeking election, and YOUR VOTE WILL COUNT.

Voting begins on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 and the voting website will open at that time; voting will close on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. (DST).

An email ballot containing voting credentials will be provided automatically to alumni who are members of the Penn State Alumni Association, contributed to the Penn State Fund in the last two years, participated in the Nomination Phase (2013) of the election, or made written request to have the ballot sent. However, all alumni are encouraged to participate. To receive a ballot with voting link and credentials, contact the Board of Trustees Office at and provide complete name at time of graduation (maiden name included), year of graduation, college and major, current e-mail address (where you would like to receive ballot), and mailing address. Once your alumni record is qualified, a ballot will be sent to you electronically.

Alumni who have no internet access must call (814) 865-2521 and provide the above information. Once your alumni record is qualified, a ballot will be mailed to you.

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

To meet the candidates, we are pleased to provide their biographical sketch and position statements (click on the individual names below).

01      Kathleen A. Pavelko, '75, '79g, New Cumberland, PA
02      Pratima Gatehouse, '96, '10g, Short Hills, NJ
03      Eugene J. Bella, '63, Murrysville, PA
  Paul V. Suhey, '79, Boalsburg, PA
05      Thomas A. Conley, '01, Washington, DC
06      John W. Diercks, '63, '67g, '75g, State College, PA
07      Edward "Ted" B. Brown, III, '68, State College, PA
08      Rudolph K. Glocker, '91, '93g, Henderson, NV
09      Christopher J. Bartnik, '91, '96g, Chantilly, VA
10      Vincent J. Tedesco, Jr., '64, State College, PA
11      William J. Cluck, '82, Harrisburg, PA
12      Stephanie Nolan Deviney, '97 JD, Exton, PA
John M. Mason, Jr., '70, '72, Auburn, AL
14      Robert J. Bowsher, '86, San Diego, CA
15      Doreen Ulichney Schivley, '78, State College, PA
16      J. Andrew Weidman, '78, Reading, PA
17      Ben J. Novak, '65, '99g, Ave Maria, FL
18      O. Richard Bundy, III, '93, '96g, South Burlington, VT
19      Matthew A. Bird, '80, Gettysburg, PA
20      Frederik O. Riefkohl, '87, Annapolis, MD
21      Mark S. Connolly, '84g, West Chester, PA
22      Barbara L. Doran, '75, New York, NY
23      Darlene R. Baker, '80, Warminster, PA
24      Robert J. Hooper, '79, Burlington, VT
25      Amy L. Williams, '80, Wayne, PA
26      Robert N. Grimes, '80, Potomac, MD
27      Jeffrey N. Goldsmith, '82, Harrisburg, PA
28      David K. Mullaly, '69, '72g, Annapolis, MD
29      Robert P. McKinnon, '90, Hastings on Hudson, NY
30      Ted J. Sebastianelli, '69, State College, PA
31      Christopher R. Owens, '06, Mechanicsburg, PA
32      Gregory A. Slachta, '66, Ridgeland, SC
33      Charles R. Mazzitti, '80, Elizabethtown, PA
34      Gregory "Sandy" S. Sanderson, '00, Pittsburgh, PA
35      Robert C. Jubelirer, '59, '62 JD, Boalsburg, PA
36      William F. Oldsey, '76, Basking Ridge, NJ
37      Patrick J. Howley, '12, Baltimore, MD
38      Ryan M. Bagwell, '02, Middleton, WI
39      Scott T. Kimler, '83, Ladysmith, BC CANADA