Penn State alumni cast their ballots and re-elected an entire slate of trustees for the first time since the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal broke.
The results were announced at Friday’s board of trustees meeting. Voting ended Thursday.
Ted Brown, president of disaster recovery planning firm KETCH Consulting, of State College, was re-elected to his second term. So were portfolio manager and wealth adviser Barbara Doran and education publishing executive Bill Oldsey.
Doran got the most votes, with 16,720. Brown brought in 16,163 and Oldsey netted 14,608.
They will be joined on the board by the newly elected agricultural trustees. Abe Harpster was re-elected and is joined by Valerie Detwiler. Harpster’s Evergreen Farms in Spruce Creek is the largest dairy operation in Pennsylvania. Detwiler is a vice president and agricultural banking officer for Clearfield Bank and Trust, and also owns a machinery dealership in Martinsburg and raises beef and crops in New Enterprise.
Ira Lubert and Richard Dandrea will continue to represent business and industry. Kathleen Casey was appointed as at-large trustee.
All of the terms begin officially on July 1 and last three years.
The board is made up of 36 voting members, including nine alumni-elected trustees, six agricultural trustees, six business and industry trustees, six gubernatorial appointments, a student trustee, a faculty trustee, three at-large trustees and the immediate past president of the alumni association. The state secretaries of education, agriculture and the Department of Conservation of Natural Resources also get a voting seat at the table.
The university president and Pennsylvania’s governor are also ex-officio trustees but do not carry a vote.