Lengthy election process opens for PSU trustees

STATE COLLEGE (AP) – The latest election for Penn State trustee members may serve as another barometer of how well the university is recovering from scandal in the minds of alumni.

Some of the school’s more vocal alumni say that only a housecleaning will do in order for them to regain trust in school leadership following the turmoil that started in 2011 with the arrest of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky on child sex abuse charges.

The election process began this month with a nomination period for prospective candidates for three seats on the 32-member board. Alumni will vote this spring.

Board leaders say they’re weighing reforms. Vice chair Stephanie Deviney is up for re-election. She says the trustees need to effectively communicate with all their constituents.