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Penn State Student Fee Board Opens Applications For At-Large Representative

The University Park Student Fee Board opened applications for a single at-large representative position Tuesday.

In April, the Board’s new members met for the first time and re-elected chair Tyler Akers who will serve his second term at its head.

The Fee Board meets weekly throughout the year to hear presentations from various campus organizations and eventually votes to recommend a per-student, per-semester student fee to Penn State’s Board of Trustees. It also determines how to allocate the revenue generated by this added payment.

The chosen applicant for the vacant at-large position will fill the fifth and final at-large seat on the Board. Four of the five at-large positions were filled in the spring, and the Board decided to leave the fifth seat open in the absence of a suitable applicant, according to Akers. The Board reopened the application process to fill this final seat.

The opening comes on the heels of the Board of Trustee’s approval of the first annual decrease in the three-year history of the Fee Board. Students will pay a $265 per semester student fee for the 2019-20 academic year.

The Fee Board’s application for the single at-large position will remain open until August 27 and can be found here.

Correction: The original version of this post misstated the Fee Board’s reasoning for reopening the at-large seat application process. The Board decided not to fill the fifth seat in the spring in the absence of a suitable applicant. A fifth at-large member did not step down.

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Jim is a junior English and history major and the features editor for Onward State. He, like most of the Penn State undergraduate population, is from 'just outside Philadelphia,' and grew up in Spring City, Pennsylvania. He covers a variety of Penn State topics, but spends nine months of every year waiting for the start of soccer season. You can reach him via email at [email protected] or follow him on twitter @messijim.


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