Alumni Council Elected, Appointed Members 2015-18
Ten elected alumni and 10 appointed members will begin three-year terms July 1 on the Penn State Alumni Association’s governing body, Alumni Council.
Results of the 2015 Alumni Council elections were announced on June 1. Newly elected Alumni Council members, along with their vote totals, are David J. Paterno (5,135), Elizabeth Ann R. Morgan (3,657), Bradley J. Mitchell (3,274), Karen E. Keller (3,042), Susan Beck Wilson (3,028), Laurie Anne Stanell (2,943), Michael S. Kirschner (2,941), M. Toni Knoll (2,856), James H. Smith (2,658) and Gary L. Werkheiser (2,618). Each of these 10 alumni will serve a three-year term from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2018.
Of the 136,059 eligible voters, 7,587 voted, for a voting percentage of 5.58 percent. The 2015 turnout was a slight increase from last year’s participation of 5.31 percent. The election was administered and results were certified by Votenet Solutions Inc., of Washington, D.C.
Also, in accordance with the organization’s bylaws, the officers of the Alumni Association have appointed 10 members to serve a three-year term on Alumni Council, beginning July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2018. Newly appointed Alumni Council members are (in alphabetical order) Wendy E. Braund, Darryl E. Bundrige, Meeten V. Doshi, Anand Ganjam, Shawn M. Hinkle, Nuria A. Rodriguez Padro, Kerrilane Clark Prunella, Gregory J. Sam, Roxanne C. Shiels, and David W. Ulmer.
“Each of the new appointees brings considerable leadership experience with the Alumni Association and a strong record of commitment to our mission, goals, and programs,” said incoming President Kevin R. Steele. “Equally important, and in concert with our diversity goals and bylaws criteria, we were able to appoint new members of diverse backgrounds that reflect underrepresented student and alumni communities.”
Alumni Council is an all-volunteer governing body that advises and guides the Penn State Alumni Association on programs and initiatives that uphold its mission of service and support to Penn State. Alumni members of the Alumni Association are eligible to vote in the annual election, which takes place online.
For a brief biography about each new Alumni Council member, click here.
For more information about the Alumni Association or its Alumni Council governing board, visit alumni.psu.edu/council.