Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: One alum backs Penn State President Eric Barron

As an alumnus, I completely disagree with the statement in a letter to the editor that Penn State President Eric Barron has lost alumni trust.

Barron is an outstanding president and educator. We are fortunate to have his caliber to lead Penn State. He has my full support.

It is unfortunate to see a small group of disgruntled alumni who are vocal trying to speak on behalf of our 500,000 alumni.

They misrepresent the true image of our alumni. Unfortunately, they were able to control the alumni trustees election because the majority of alumni are no longer voting because of what they see by the action of the elected nine alumni — suing the university and voting as a bloc against the board instead of collaboration.

It is OK to disagree with decisions but not air disagreement across the media.

At the end of the day, they should support the consensus. I thought they were elected to oversee the university and our students’ welfare. The board of trustees should have one agenda: Penn State’s future.

State Sen. John Yudichak’s proposed legislation is a bad idea. It is just a political ploy. The state has no business interfering with an internal Penn State matter. He should concentrate on the state problems, and I hope Sen. Jake Corman will not support this meddling legislation.

It is time for that small group of alumni to stop this type of behavior and rally around the future of our university.

Sam Y. Zamrik

State College

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