It’s A Sweep: PS4RS Slate Wins Second Straight Trustee Election

Albert Lord, Bob Jubelirer and Alice Pope have won this year’s alumni Board of Trustees election, giving PS4RS its second straight sweep.

The winning trio from the field of 31 will take office at the next Board of Trustees meeting in July. Only 29,791 alumni voted out of a possible 613,943 — a whopping 4.9 percent.

Lord, ’67, is the former CEO of Sallie Mae. He wrote that he has “felt an outsized, almost inexplicable love for Penn State” in his platform statement, which focuses on his perceived flaws of Louis Freeh’s report in regard to Graham Spanier and Joe Paterno. He has publicly backed Spanier’s defamation suit against Freeh. Lord lives in Naples, Fla., and has an office in Washington, D.C.

Jubelirer, ’59, ’62g, was the president pro tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate for 21 years, an unmatched total, and helped draft a controversial pay raise bill in 2005. His platform statement says the board needs “an infusion of new blood to support the alumni-elected trustees from 2012 and 2013.” The Altoona native finished sixth place in last year’s election.

“This is the toughest election I have ever been in,” Jubelirer said. He also said it was the nastiest, because a “handful of people made it that way.”

Pope, ’79, ’83g, ’86g, is a professor child psychology at St. John’s. She has earned a trifecta of psychology degrees from Penn State. Her platform statement is three-pronged: “Honor our past, renew our pride, lead for tomorrow.” It mentions honoring Paterno and re-examining the Sandusky scandal while promoting board reform that “relies on the best practices of educational governance.”

“This shows that the alumni are concerned, and they want change. Nine new trustees in three years,” Pope said.

Pope was the leading vote-getter with 10,025, followed by Lord at about 9,516 and Jubelirer at 8,101. Less votes were received this year than last — 29,971 compared to 33,777 last year.

On how she thinks the board, still divided the move forward debate, will work together, Pope said, “I think it’s going to be a process. I don’t think it’s going to be easy.”

Lone incumbent Joel Myers received 3,511 votes. The fourth place candidate, former football player Ted Sebastianelli, received 5,701 votes, 2,400 less than Jubelirer.

Here are the full voting results from this year’s election:

1. Alice W. Pope,’79, ’83g, ’86g, Brooklyn, NY – 10,025

2. Albert L. Lord,’67, Washington, DC – 9,516

3. Robert C. Jubelirer,’59, ’62 JD, Boalsburg, PA – 8,101

4. Ted J. Sebastianelli, ’69, State College, PA – 5,701

5. Daniel N. Cocco,’08, New York, NY – 3,787

6. Julie Harris McHugh, ’86, Ambler, PA – 3,539

7. Joel N. Myers,’61, ’63g, ’71g, State College, PA – 3,511

8. Ryan Bagwell,’02, Middleton, WI – 3,420

9. Gavin Keirans,’10, Philadelphia, PA – 3,128

10. Rudolph Karl Glocker,’91, ’93g, Henderson, NV – 2,655

11. Matthew W. Schuyler,’87, McLean, VA – 2,590

12. Amy L. Williams,’80, Wayne, PA – 2,369

13. Christine Stempka Rhoads,’99, Lancaster, PA – 2,249

14. R. Seth Williams,’89, Philadelphia, PA – 2,200

15. Vincent J. “V.J.” Tedesco, III,’86, ’95g, Alexandria, VA – 1,971

16. Keith Bierly,’77, Rebersburg, PA – 1,526

17. George A. Weigand,’69, State College, PA – 1,517

18. Brian M. Rutter,’03, Boalsburg, PA – 1,379

19. Jennifer E. Bird-Pollan,’99, Lexington, KY – 1,376

20. Allen L. Soyster,’65, Philipsburg,PA – 1,324

21. Robert G. Milnes, III,’02, Sewickley, PA – 1,208

22. Ned Rauch-Mannino,’10, Washington, DC – 1,144

23. Jason P. Kutulakis,’91, ’94 JD, Carlisle, PA – 1,142

24. Art Greenwald,’76, Fort Lauderdale, FL – 1,125

25. Edward J. Kabala,’64, Philadelphia, PA – 1,068

26. Laurie Anne Stanell,’80, Holicong, PA – 1,003

27. John J. Graham, Jr.,’99, Philadelphia, PA – 634

28. Joshua D. Fulmer,’01, Easton, PA – 605

29. Robert Hooper,’79, Burlington, VT – 562

30. Robert J. Bowsher,’86, San Diego, CA – 542

31. Ricardo Azziz,’81g, Augusta, GA – 532

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