Kathleen Casey Joins the Board of Trustees

May 8, 2013 at 9:37 am 2 comments

Kathleen_CaseyA seat on Penn State’s Board of Trustees that has been vacant since last year has been filled: The state senate yesterday confirmed Gov. Corbett’s nomination of Kathleen Casey ’88 to the board.

Of the 32 members of the board, the governor appoints six. He nominated Casey to take the slot formerly held by Michael DiBerardinis, whose term expired last June 30. Corbett had nominated Casey back in October, but the senate—which must confirm the appointment—didn’t act on the nomination last fall, so Corbett renominated her this past February. Yesterday, the senate unanimously approved her—although one senator, John Yudichak 93, ’04g, immediately issued a statement saying the nomination should have been shelved until the General Assembly can address “the many issues with board governance at all of our state-related institutions.”

Casey majored in foreign service and international politics as an undergrad. She’s currently senior adviser for Patomak Global Partners, a D.C.-based firm that provides consulting on regulatory affairs, risk management, and compliance. Previously, she served a five-year term as a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission (President Bush appointed her to that role in 2006), and was staff director and counsel to the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee of the U.S. Senate.

I wrote a bit more about the gubernatorial appointees on the Board of Trustees, including who the others are and when their terms expire, here.

Tina Hay, editor

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ray Blehar  |  May 8, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Yudichak is correct. This nomination should have been put on hold.

  • 2. Vickie Fleisher-Gann (@vaf102)  |  May 8, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Corbett exposing another one of his cronies…smh…

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