Penn State Board of Trustees chairman Ira Lubert has committed $5 million to his alma mater that will support at least six programs, including four scholarships, football building renovations and the Lion’s Pantry.
On Thursday, the Penn State board of trustee’s committee on finance, business and capital planning unanimously approved East Halls renovation and construction plans and roof replacements at University Park. The board was also presented with changes in room and board charges for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The Penn State committee on governance and long range planning will have a subcommittee look at alternatives to rule changes on “expectations of membership” recommended last year that would have included not allowing trustees to speak about the university or the board without approval from the chairman.
Penn State alumni will vote on three of the nine elected trustees in a process that begins Jan. 15. Former state Senator and Lt. Gov. Bob Jubelirer, former Sallie Mae CEO Al Lord and St. John’s University psychology professor Alice Pope hold the seats up for election.