Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Procedure for Petition Candidates

Membership Selection

Alumni trustees are elected, three each year for three-year terms, by the following procedure: On or before January 15 each year, nominating ballots are sent (1) to all alumni of the University who have, within two years prior to March 1 of each year, been either active members of the Penn State Alumni Association or contributors to the Penn State Fund, or (2) to any other alumni who make a request in writing for a ballot.

Qualified alumni who receive 50 or more nominating votes, and who accept the nomination in writing, have their names placed on an election ballot which is sent to the alumni (specified in the paragraph above) on or before April 10. At a time specified by the Board during spring commencement week, the ballots are tabulated in the presence of two trustee tellers. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes are declared elected.

Nomination forms must be submitted to the Office of the Board of Trustees by the deadline specified.


Contact Information
: The Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees 205 Old Main University Park, PA 16802-1571 Office: (814) 865-2521 Fax: (814) 863-4631 Email: bot "at"

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