The candidate ballot for the upcoming Board of Trustees election is set to be selected later this afternoon at the Penn Stater, which is likely to include close to last year’s record-breaking 86 candidates.
Candidates needed 50 nominations to appear on the ballot, and those names will be drawn in a lottery system to assign ballot position. That drawing is set to take place at 1:30 p.m. today in the Executive Room of the Penn Stater Hotel and is open to the public.
The Centre Daily Times has compiled a list of candidates that have announced their intent to run, including last year’s fourth place finisher Barbara Doran, former trustee Ben Novak, and incumbent Stephanie Deviney. That list includes more than 50 hopefuls — and those are only the known candidates. The other incumbent, Paul Suhey, does not appear on the list although he is expected to seek reelection.
These are precarious times for the Board of Trustees who are still feeling constant heat for matters relating to the Sandusky scandal. In 2010, for instance, only seven candidates ran for the board, but November 2011 made everyone more interested in the board’s business.