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Trustees seek hearing on alumni council ballot

Four Penn State alumni trustees have filed suit against the Penn State Alumni Association. Clockwise from top left: Anthony Lubrano, Alice Pope, Bill Oldsey and Ted Brown.
Four Penn State alumni trustees have filed suit against the Penn State Alumni Association. Clockwise from top left: Anthony Lubrano, Alice Pope, Bill Oldsey and Ted Brown.

Four Penn State alumni-elected trustees want to go to court with the university’s alumni association.

On Friday, Ted Brown, Anthony Lubrano, Bill Oldsey and Alice Pope asked Centre County court to schedule a hearing in their case against the Penn State Alumni Association. The four are asking for an injunction that would add their names to the 32 other candidates in contention for 10 seats on the alumni council.

The association maintains that it is inappropriate for the board of trustees to have a formal presence in the group’s leadership. The trustees dismiss that idea, pointing at the new seat that the immediate past president of the association, who has a leadership role on the PSAA’s executive board, recently won at the trustees’ table.

In their filing, the trustees are asking for an injunction that would give time for a ruling and allow them to be placed on the ballot if the court rules in their favor.

That hearing will happen at 9 a.m. April 28.

According to court documents, the PSAA will then be required to prove “why a preliminary injunction shall not be issued, providing the relief requested by petitioners.”

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