Brandon Short was the Nittany Lions football captain through two football seasons.
Now he’s thinking about spending a few more years on the Penn State board of trustees.
On Sunday, Short announced his candidacy for one of the three alumni-elected positions up this year. Anthony Lubrano, Ryan McCombie and Robert Tribeck hold those seats right now. Lubrano confirmed Sunday that he is running for re-election.
Short was a linebacker for the Nittany Lions, one of the top tacklers with 273 stops in his career. Only Courtney Brown eclipsed him in tackles for loss. He was drafted by the New York Giants and spent seven years in the NFL. He was previously elected by his pro-football peers as a NFL Players Association union player representative.
After his pro career he attended Columbia to earn his MBA and joined Goldman Sachs. Today he is a vice president of Round Hill Capital in London.
Short is not the first to throw his hat in the ring this year. Robert Bowsher, of California, who ran in both 2016 and 2017, posted his intention to run again on his Facebook page.
Short would also not be the only player on the board. If he wins the election, he would join Jay Paterno, who both played for the team and coached while Short played for his late father, Joe Paterno.
“I’m asking for the opportunity to fight for your interests and to fight for the future of our great university,” Short said in a statement. “I love Penn State. Penn State has changed the trajectory of my life. By joining the Penn State family, I’ve grown from an inner-city kid from a tough background to a global financier who has helped structure and advise corporate boards across five continents. I’ve been blessed to have achieved a high level of success in both sports & business and feel a responsibility to serve the community that has done so much for me.”
The nomination portion of the 2018 trustee election begins Monday and runs through Feb. 25. Alumni who do not receive a ballot should request one by visiting the trustees website at http://trustees.psu.edu/2018election/index.html.