The Penn State Board of Trustees is set to elect a new chair and vice-chair on Friday at the public seminar portion of the two-day meeting.
Keith Masser — the current vice-chairman —is running for the position of chairman of the board, replacing current chairwoman Karen Peetz.
Stephanie N. Deviney is running for the position of vice-chairwoman of the board, according to a press release issued via Penn State Live.
Both candidates are currently serving on the board. Masser is also a Penn State alumnus who graduated in 1973 with a bachelor of sciences in agricultural engineering. He declined to comment until after the election.
Deviney currently serves on several different committees within the board, according to the press release. She graduated from the University of Richmond and later graduated from Dickinson School of Law.
At the public seminar portion of the trustees’ meeting on Friday, each candidate will be given time to speak about his or her positions and answer any questions from members. Additional nominations may be made at the public seminar.
As of press time Sunday, Masser and Deviney are the only candidates running for a chair position.
Trustee Anthony Lubrano said having one candidate for each chair position makes the process a “fairly simple election.” Lubrano also said he does not anticipate any additional nominations to be made at Friday’s meeting.
Deviney and Peetz could not be reached for comment as of press time Sunday.
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