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Jay And Sue Paterno Endorse PS4RS Trustees For BoT Alumni Election

Jay and Sue Paterno announced today they are endorsing incumbent alumni trustees Ted Brown, Barbara Doran, and Bill Oldsey in the election for the three open spots on the Board’s alumni table.

“I am supporting Bill Oldsey, Barbara Doran and Ted Brown,” Sue said. “While important accomplishments have been achieved, there is more that needs to be done. Their experience, leadership and commitment to Penn State’s future are why I urge others to vote for them as well.”

The three incumbents already hold the Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship endorsement, and seeing as PS4RS was formed in 2011 with the mission to reform the Board and honor Joe, the Paternos’ endorsement echos this desire to change Penn State governance.

“Over the past four-and-a-half years it has become increasingly evident that our great university needed to make dramatic changes in governance,” Jay said of the endorsement. “The Board of Trustees needed to face the fact that only true reform could help Penn State meet the challenges that we face in the future.”

All three alumni have areas on their platform that touch on honoring Joe or working to gain access to the Freeh Report in some way, and these initiative is most evident in Brown’s platform, which has “honoring Joe” as the number one item, including renaming Beaver Stadium “Paterno Field at Beaver Stadium” and creating a “shrine replica” of Paterno’s office.

“We possess a once-in-a-lifetime legacy that demands complete restoration — Coach Paterno’s legacy,” Oldsey’s letter of intent reads.

The three incumbents are taking on 2008 alumnus Dan Cocco, who received some key endorsements of his own, but not quite the Paternos. Voting is live now for all alumni and closes May 5 at 9 a.m.

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Lexi Shimkonis

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