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Election for Penn State alumni trustees starts today

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 10, 2013 4:10 AM
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(State College) -- Voting begins today in the contentious election for three alumni seats on Penn State's Board of Trustees.

The trustees race once generated little interest in the general public, let alone the 560,000 Penn State alumni across the country. But that changed last year following scrutiny on the actions of university leaders in the aftermath of retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky's arrest in November 2011 on child sex abuse charges.

Any of the university's 560,000 alumni can vote, though they must first contact the Board of Trustees office. Voters can cast ballots online or through the mail.

Voting ends May 2, with results to be announced the following day at the trustees meeting.

Alumni hold nine of the 32 board seats, with terms lasting three years.

As a note of disclosure, witf President and CEO Kathleen Pavelko is a candidate for a seat on the board.

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