Board of Trustees

Endorsement of Rob Tribeck completes PS4RS trustee election slate

A Penn State watchdog group has announced its final slate of endorsements for upcoming alumni trustee elections.

“The board of Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship is pleased to announce the endorsement of Robert J. Tribeck (1991) for 2015 alumni elected trustee, rounding out a PS4RS-endorsed slate which includes sitting trustees Anthony Lubrano (1982) and Ryan McCombie (1970),” wrote group spokeswoman Maribeth Roman Schmidt in a statement released Friday.

Three of the nine alumni seats on the board are up for election this year.

Tribeck is listed as a partner at Rhoads and Sinon LLP law firm in Harrisburg.

In his letter applying for PS4RS endorsement he details his work with the organization, starting as early as December 2011.

“Notably, Mr. Tribeck is the principal author of the PS4RS Freeh Report Analysis and has served as co-chair of the PS4RS Legal Task Force,” Schmidt wrote.

According to Schmidt, 13 candidates for the seats sought the PS4RS endorsement.

“Every one expressed unique experience, informed recommendations and incredible passion for Penn State, making the decision a difficult one. We applaud their interest in wanting to serve Penn State at the trustee level and encourage their involvement with all aspects of Penn State far into the future,” she wrote.

Nominations for the trustee seats will be accepted through Feb. 25 and must be made by requesting a ballot at

According to university spokeswoman Lisa Powers, ballots can only be obtained by registering in this way and not available by phone or email.

Candidates must receive 250 nominations to make the ballot.

Final election of eligible nominated candidates will take place between April 10 and May 7. New trustees will be seated for terms beginning July 1.