Ballot for PSU trustee alumni election has 39 candidates

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 28, 2013 4:20 PM
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(State College) -- The latest alumni election for three seats on Penn State's Board of Trustees has drawn more than three dozen candidates, about twice as less as the record 86-person slate on last year's ballot.

The 39-candidate pool for this spring's election was formally finalized today, when numbers were drawn for ballot positions.

As a note of disclosure, witf's President and CEO Kathleen Pavelko is among the candidates and will be the first name on the ballot.

The number of hopefuls on this year's slate still far exceeds what had been a typical pool of six to nine candidates.

But that was the norm before some alumni began scrutinizing how trustees handled the firing off football coach Joe Paterno in November 2011 and other actions in the aftermath of retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky's arrest on child sex abuse charges.

Two incumbents are seeking re-election, while a third resigned last summer. The board has 32 seats.

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