B.A. administration of justice, 2001; J.D., New England School of Law, 2005
Work: attorney and partner, Lauer & Fulmer
Please describe your motivations for running for the Board of Trustees.
When I first ran two years ago I was primarily motivated by a desire to restore the good name of Joe Paterno. However, today I am driven by a desire to repair the image of Penn State, and to help our university regain its standing as a world class institution, despite the horrible decisions of the board of trustees over the past two years.
What are the most important challenges ahead for Penn State, and if elected, how would you address them?
I think the primary focus of the board must be to continue providing one of the best educations in the world, at an affordable price. The ever-diminishing state appropriations places a huge burden on our students and we need to be focus on eliminating waste and using our resources on the things that truly enhance the student experience.
If elected, what position would you support on the topic of Penn State board of trustees reform?
I believe the only way to provide accountability and transparency is to reduce the size of the board so that at least a majority of the trustees are elected by, and therefore accountable to, the alumni, students, and faculty.
If elected, what position would you support about Joe Paterno?
I believe that Joe Paterno was a good, moral man. For 50-plus years he served as a shining example of what we should all strive to be, and I believe he will continue to be that example for the next 50 years. It is time for the university to recognize his contributions, and I believe that should be done by renaming the stretch of Curtin Road between Beaver Stadium and the Paterno Library, Paterno Way.
Is there anything else you want voters to know about you and your candidacy?
I would encourage the alumni to reach out to me with any questions or concerns they have through my website, either during the election or during my term as trustee.