The Penn State alumni group Penn Staters Reforming the Board of Trustees has announced the three candidates it will back in this spring’s trustee election.
Receiving the group’s blessings are Ryan Bagwell, Robert Jubelirer and Robert Hooper, the group announced Monday.
The three candidates were chosen because of their commitment to board reform in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, said founder Scott Kimler, a former trustee candidate.
Bagwell, class of 2002, is pursuing several open-records cases for documentation associated with the Sandusky scandal and the Freeh report. He is a software developer from Madison, Wis.
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Jubelirer, class of 1962, is a longtime state senator who lost re-election in the 2006 primary after the late-night legislative pay raise controversy. He was the state’s lieutenant governor from 2001 to 2003 and has received the endorsement of the reformist Penn States for Responsible Stewardship group.
Hooper, class of 1979, is retired from a career as a child protective social worker and probation officer in Vermont. He also served as president and chairman of Vermont’s largest union.
Voting for three alumni seats on the board will start April 10 and end May 8.
The university will send a ballot to all alumni who have an email address on file.