Board of Trustees

Barbara Doran again vying for seat on Penn State board of trustees

The Penn State alumna who was the fourth-highest vote-getter in last year’s highly contested race for three alumni seats on the university’s board of trustees announced Thursday she is running again.

Barbara Doran, of New York, is among those critics who have faulted the board for its firing of longtime head football coach Joe Paterno and then-president Graham Spanier in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal fallout.

“I am running for the (b)oard of (t)rustees again because those responsible for the crisis of the last year still govern and continue to fail us, and because I am passionate about this great university and the people who make it so,” she said in a statement announcing her campaign.

Doran graduated from Penn State in 1975 and Harvard Business School in 1984.

She works for Morgan Stanley in New York as a private wealth portfolio manager.

Doran has volunteered as part of Penn State’s For the Future fundraising campaign, and she is a member of an alumni advisory committee to the chair of the board of trustees.

Last year, the top three vote-getters who won election were Ryan McCombie, Anthony Lubrano and Adam Taliaferro. Doran finished fourth among 86 alumni.

Critics have called for Doran to be appointed to the alumni trustee seat that became open when former board chairman Steve Garban resigned in July.

Trustee Stephanie Deviney, a Philadelphia-area lawyer, will seek re-election. The other open seat is that of local orthopedic surgeon Paul Suhey.