Jay Paterno is one of five candidates vying for three spots on Penn State’s Board of Trustees chosen by alumni, the university announced Wednesday.
The son of former coach Joe Paterno served as a Nittany Lions assistant coach from 1995-2011, coaching quarterbacks since 1998. Bill O’Brien did not retain him in 2011 and Paterno ran for lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania in 2014 but ultimately withdrew.
Ballots for the trustee election will be available to Penn State alumni on April 10 and close on May 4. The alumni-elected trustees represent nine of the 36 voting seats on the board, and three spots are up this year.
Here are the other alumni nominated for the Board of Trustees spots — Albert Lord, Alice Pope and Robert Jubelirer are incumbent trustees.
1. Albert L. Lord, ’67, Bus, Edgewater, Md.
2. Joseph “Jay” V. Paterno, ’91, Lib, State College, Pa.
3. Robert J. Bowsher, ’86, Bus, San Diego, Calif.
4. Alice W. Pope, ’79, ’83g, ’86g, Lib, Brooklyn, N.Y.
5. Robert C. Jubelirer, ’59, ’62 JD, Lib, LAW, Boalsburg, Pa.