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Doran, Brown, Oldsey Win Trustees Election

The results are in, and the Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship slate of candidates has swept the Board of Trustees election. Barbara Doran, Ted Brown, and Bill Oldsey will take office at the next Board meeting in July, unseating incumbents Stephanie Deviney and Paul Suhey, and defeating 34 other candidates.

33,777 alumni voted in this year’s election — just about 4,000 off of last year’s mark. These three candidates were propelled by an endorsement from PS4RS, a group that is focused on reforming the Board of Trustees and campaigned hard for each of the three winners.

Doran, class of 1975, is a wealth portfolio manager at Morgan Stanley in New York. Doran finished fourth in last year’s election. “I believe I have the strength of purpose, maturity, and the leadership skills to get things done: I am passionate about this great university and all of you who make it so,” Doran said in her position statement.

Brown, class of 1968, is a former USG and Parmi Nous President. Brown worked at IBM for 30 years, retiring as a business continuity executive in 1998. “I have decades of experience planning for/recovering from actual disasters, including year-long leadership restoring the hurricane-devastated University of the Virgin Islands. I’m the only Trustee candidate to lead the recovery of a university from a crisis; and only Penn Stater elected to the Contingency Planning Hall of Fame,” Brown said in his position statement.

Oldsey, class of 1976, was a faculty member at Penn State for 20 years. He is a senior executive at Pearson and McGraw-Hil. “After a lifetime of preparation and loyalty, I stand ready to devote 100% of my experience, leadership, energy, and time to the responsible stewardship of Penn State, now and into the future,” Oldsey said in his mission statement.

The victory was decisive, as all three candidates handedly defeated the rest of the pool. Doran finished with 15,085 votes, Oldsey with 13,940, and Brown with 11,403. The fourth highest finisher was Paul Suhey with 4,541 votes — 6,882 behind Brown.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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