A Postscript from the Board of Trustees Meeting
There’s an interesting subplot to this year’s alumni Board of Trustees election—among the three seats coming open is that of Stephanie Nolan Deviney ’07 JD Law, who was just elected vice chair of the board at last week’s January meeting. Deviney is running for re-election, but if she loses, the board will need to elect a new vice chair at its July meeting.
The election, Deviney said at a news conference after last Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting, had nothing to do with her decision to run for vice chair.
“Stepping up was the best way for me to serve the university,” she said. “Obviously, it’s an election process. I’ve said it before—this great election process allowed me to be here and to be on this board. And I will accept whatever the will of the alumni is. It’s their voice and it’s their vote, and obviously, if I’m not re-elected, then they’ll be looking for a new vice chair in July.
“Until June 30th, I’m intending to put my full force and energy into the best job I can do to make Penn State a better place. Better than it is already.”
Nominations for the three open alumni seats opened earlier this month and will continue until 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25. Voting begins April 10; winners will be announced at the May 3 meeting. For more information, including how to receive a nomination form or ballot, click here.
Last year’s election attracted a record 86 candidates, including only one of the three incumbents, Anne Riley ’64, ’75 MA Lib, who lost. Of the three seats open this year, one is held by Deviney, who joined the board in 2010; one is held by Paul Suhey ’79 Lib, who’s been on the board since 1998; and the other has been vacant since Steve Garban ’59 Bus resigned in July.
Lori Shontz, senior editor