Penn State Board of Trustees elects executive committee

March 16, 2012

HERSHEY, Pa. – The Penn State Board of Trustees on March 16 elected 11 members to the newly formed executive committee for 2012. They are: Marianne Alexander; James Broadhurst; Mark Dambly; Keith W. Eckel; Kenneth C. Frazier; Edward R. Hintz, Jr.; Keith W. Masser; Linda B. Strumpf and John P. Surma. For more information on the executive committee members, visit

Penn State President Rodney A. Erickson and Board of Trustees chairman Karen B. Peetz serve as ex officio members of the executive committee.

The remaining elected positions include the vice chairman of the board (Masser) the past vice chairman of the board (Surma), the chairs of the newly formed standing committees, the chair of the board of directors of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Hintz) and the chair of the Special Investigations Task Force (Frazier).

An executive committee of seven to 11 board members is typically elected in January and serves for one year. The executive committee was deferred in January this year due to Board leadership turnover and restructuring of the Board’s organization into newly formed committees. The new structure is expected to help the Board improve oversight and gain accessibility to the University . The executive committee, under the direction of and subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, is able to transact all necessary business that may arise in the intervals.

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Last Updated March 16, 2012