Board of Trustees Election 2015

old_mainThere are just three candidates for the alumni-elected seats on the Penn State Board of Trustees this year, which means they’ll be running unopposed. Even so, we believe it’s important that alumni have as much information as possible about the candidates—so, for the fourth year, we’re still offering our “Three Questions for the Candidates” project.

We initiated “Three Questions” in 2012, when a record 86 candidates were vying for three spots on the board. Ours was a first-ever effort to help voters sort through the candidates by posing three questions about the future of the university—similar to the voters’ guide that the League of Women Voters offers in many municipal, state, and national elections. We continued “Three Questions” in 2013 (there were 39 candidates that year) and 2014 (31 candidates).

In this, our fourth year, we asked the candidates the following questions, in the hopes of helping alumni better understand where the contenders stand on some of the major issues and challenges facing Penn State:

1. What do you hope to accomplish in your role as a member of the Board of Trustees over the next three years?

2. What current trends in higher education do you believe are relevant to Penn State’s future, and why?

3. President Barron has identified six major topic areas for Penn State—areas in which he says great universities strive to excel. How can the board help the university make strides in these areas? 

Only one of the candidates, newcomer Robert Tribeck, provided answers. You can find his responses by clicking the link below. We’ve included biographical information for all three candidates, as well as links to their official biographies and position statements. Candidates are listed in ballot order.

1. Anthony P. Lubrano ’82, Paoli, Pa.

2. Robert J. Tribeck ’91, Enola, Pa.

3. Ryan J. McCombie ’70, State College, Pa.

Voting starts Friday, April 10, and runs through 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time Thursday, May 7. All alumni with an email address on file with the university should receive an email with voting credentials. More information is available at the board’s website, and you can request a ballot by visiting this page. We encourage you to vote.

The staff of The Penn Stater magazine

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  • […] We talked about it in-house, and decided that even with three unopposed candidates, the project is still worth doing. Alumni still need to know where their trustees, or potential trustees, stand on the issues. So we invited Anthony Lubrano, Ryan McCombie, and Robert Tribeck to answer this year’s three questions. […]

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