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Ali Krieger, Jay Paterno, & Anthony Lubrano Elected Alumni Trustees

Ali Krieger, Jay Paterno, and Anthony Lubrano were officially elected to Penn State’s Board of Trustees as alumni trustees on Friday, May 5. They’ll begin three-year terms on the board beginning July 1.

The three candidates respectively received 12,141, 11,745, and 10,281 votes from fellow alumni and bested other candidates Kevin Carey, Randy Houston, Melinda Kuritzky, Uma Moriarity, and Alice Pope.

A soccer phenom at Penn State and on the world stage, much of Krieger’s platform revolves around gender and LGBTQ+ equality and fair workplace conditions for Penn State students. Krieger helped lead Penn State women’s soccer to four straight Big Ten championships and was named an All-American at two different positions. Krieger, a two-time World Cup Champion and two-time Olympian, is in the midst of her final season in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) since announcing her retirement in March.

An incumbent on the board, Paterno’s reelection platform discusses prioritizing affordability, improving Penn State Athletics’ facilities, and uplifting student success. According to Paterno, his community-focused platform shies away from primarily promoting his father’s legacy and, instead, aims to cultivate an environment where students and stakeholders can love Penn State just as he does.

A fierce supporter of Joe Paterno and his legacy, and a trustee for nine of the last 11 years, Lubrano aims to illuminate what he believes to be the university’s mishandling of the Sandusky Scandal and Joe Paterno’s firing. Additionally, Lubrano promoted affordability within his campaign platform and wants to ensure that an education at Penn State is accessible to all.

Biographies and platforms of the three alumni-elected trustee members can be found here.

Additionally, the board appointed Kevin Schuyler as its next student trustee. Schuyler, a Hatfield, Pennsylvania, native, is pursuing a major in science with a minor in economics. He’ll serve a two-year term beginning on July 1.

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