Ali Krieger, Jay Paterno and Anthony Lubrano Win Alumni Election to Penn State Board of Trustees
The alumni-elected contingent Penn State Board of Trustees will see one newcomer and two incumbents return for new three-year terms.
Ali Krieger won her first term as an alumni-elected trustee, while Anthony Lubrano and Jay Paterno were elected to their fourth and third terms, respectively, as results were announced at the board’s meeting on Friday. Eight candidates were on the ballot for three positions.
The election took place from April 10 through May 4.
Krieger was the top vote getter with 12,141 votes among the 25,620 ballots cast. Paterno came in second with 11,745 and Lubrano received 10,281.
A 2007 graduate with a degree in advertising and public relations, Krieger was an All-American soccer player at Penn State who went on to win two World Cups and play in the Olympics for the U.S. Women’s National Team. She currently plays for Gotham FC.
Krieger ran on the Penn State Forward slate, which also included candidates Melinda Kuritzky and Uma Moriarity. She campaigned to “advance academic and institutional excellence with four policy focus areas.” Those include climate action, educational equity, transparent and democratic governance and workers’ rights.
Paterno and Lubrano ran a joint campaign alongside Alice Pope, who was seeking reelection.
A 1991 graduate with a degree in political science, Paterno is a former Penn State football assistant coach and the son of longtime Nittany Lion coach Joe Paterno. He is an author and has worked in politics, private equity and philanthropy.
His position statement included continuing to oppose excessive spending, creating better access for all students, advancing education and research rankings and “driving student success with increased funding and philanthropy for scholarships, mental health, student housing and food insecurity.”
Lubrano is a 1982 graduate with a degree in accounting. He is the founder of A.P Lubrano & Co., Inc., a financial services & wealth management firm based in Paoli.
Among his reasons for running for a new term, Lubrano said in his position statement that he wanted to “finish the job” of reversing the “false narrative” about the university created by the Freeh Report on the Sandusky scandal. He also said that “board governance must be about being informed, transparent and having the utmost integrity, whether tackling issues of rising tuition, university policy or student life at a multi-faceted university such as ours.”
Other candidates on the ballot for alumni-elected trustee included Kevin Carey and Randy Houston.
Several other trustees were also elected on Friday.
• Board President Matthew Schuyler was re-elected as an at-large trustee.
• Randall Black and Lynn Dietrich were re-elected by delegates of agricultural societies.
• Robert Beard and Karen Quintos were elected as trustees representing business and industry. They will replace Mark Dambly and Walter Rakowich.
• Eberly College of Science student Kevin Schuyler was elected to a two-year term as student trustee. (He is not related to Matthew Schuyler.)
• Kelley Lynch will assume a two-year position on the board as immediate past president of the Penn State Alumni Association, replacing Randy Houston.
New and re-elected trustees will begin their terms in July. The next full board meeting is scheduled for July 20-21 at Penn State Behrend.