Letters to the Editor

Passion and pride

For the past five years, like many other Penn State alumni and residents of central Pennsylvania, I have cheered at my seat in Beaver Stadium next to the same person on seven fall Saturdays each year.

Over those five years, a deep friendship and bond has been formed with him. Each week, Bill Oldsey brings the same passion, pride and unwavering support for Penn State that I have my entire life. For my seatmate, however, this is only the beginning of what he gives to the university he loves so much.

Oldsey has served on the board of trustees the past three years. As a retired executive with the two largest education companies in the world, he has made this work his No. 1 priority. He brings education expertise (second to none) to the BOT and in his first three years has served on more than a dozen committees and special initiative groups of the board. His pending permanent move back to State College will only strengthen his connection to the university.

There is not a more loyal and committed member of our board than Oldsey. Re-elect Bill Oldsey to the Penn State board of trustees.

If you are a Penn State graduate and have not received your ballot, go to the PSU BOT website (www.psu.edu/trustees/ 2016election/index.html) and request one. Allow 24 hours for receipt and remember that voting ends on May 5.

Chris Magent, State College

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