Board of Trustees

Lubrano won’t seek re-election as a PSU trustee, but says ‘our work is far from over’

Penn State trustee Anthony Lubrano, left, won’t seek re-election.
Penn State trustee Anthony Lubrano, left, won’t seek re-election. Centre Daily Times, file

Another Penn State trustee has announced he won’t seek re-election.

Anthony Lubrano, president of A.P. Lubrano & Co. Inc., an Exton-based financial services and wealth management firm, is stepping away after six years on the Board of Trustees.

“This decision was not made in haste,” Lubrano said in an emailed statement Monday morning. “Family and business demands on my time have grown to the point where I will not be able to responsibly discharge my duties as a trustee for another term.”

Lubrano has served on the board as an alumni-elected trustee since July 2012. He was among those elected at the height of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, and was critical of the way the university handled the situation, including the firing of late longtime Nittany Lions head football coach Joe Paterno.

“I love Penn State,” he wrote. “After almost six years of service to our alma mater, I now better understand why Joe Paterno stayed for 61 years — YOU! Our work is far from over. As I have repeatedly said, the tortoise won the race, not the hare.”

Ryan McCombie said on Sunday, just after the 5 p.m. deadline for nominations for the three alumni-elected trustee positions, that he also won’t seek re-election.

Those seeking nominations for this year’s election include incumbent Robert Tribeck, former NFL and Nittany Lion linebacker Brandon Short, California writer and accountant Robert Bowsher, Bucks County dentist Laurie Stanell, State High grad and insurance agent Seth Walizer, lawyer Alvin de Levie and Penn State professor Barry Fenchak.

The ballot has not been announced yet. Elections will take place through April and into May, with the results announced at the May 4 board meeting.

Sarah Rafacz: 814-231-4619, @SarahRafacz