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Penn State Presidential Search

Trustee Presidential Selection Council

The members of the Trustee Presidential Selection Council were appointed November 16, 2012, upon authorization by the Penn State Board of Trustees to oversee the search process for the next President of the University.

The council consists of 13 Trustees and the chair of For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students.

"The selection of our next president is one of the most important decisions we, as a university, will make,” said Karen Peetz, chair of the board’s Presidential Selection Council. "Consequently, the Presidential Selection Council will rely heavily on all parts of our community and constituent representatives, including faculty, academic and administrative leadership, staff, students and alumni as members of the University Presidential Search and Screen Committee."

Board of Trustees Members

Marianne E. Alexander

Marianne E. Alexander

President Emerita, Public Leadership Education Network

James S. Broadhurst

James S. Broadhurst

Chairman, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group Inc.

Mark H. Dambly

Mark H. Dambly

President, Pennrose Properties LLC


Keith W. Eckel

Keith W. Eckel

Sole Proprietor and President, Fred W. Eckel Sons Farms Inc.

Kenneth C. Frazier

Kenneth C. Frazier

Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Merck & Co. Inc.

Edward R. Hintz, Jr.

Edward R. Hintz, Jr.

President, Hintz Capital Management Inc.


Peter A. Khoury

Peter A. Khoury

Graduate Student, Penn State

Ira M. Lubert

Ira M. Lubert

Chairman and Co-Founder, Independence Capital Partners and Lubert Adler Partners LP

Keith E. Masser

Keith E. Masser

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sterman Masser Inc.


William F. Oldsey

William F. Oldsey

Independent Consultant/Educational Publishing; Operating Partner, Atlas Advisors

Karen B. Peetz

Karen B. Peetz

Vice Chairman, CEO of Financial Markets and Treasury Services, Bank of New York Mellon

Paul H. Silvis

Paul H. Silvis

Head Coach, SilcoTek


Linda B. Strumpf

Linda B. Strumpf

Retired Chief Investment Officer, The Helmsley Charitable Trust

Peter Tombros

Peter G. Tombros

Chair, For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students