JOSEPH V "JAY" PATERNO
TRUSTEE PENN STATE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
FROM THE DESK OF JAY PATERNO:
PENN STATE ISSUES & UPDATES
Trustee Election Statement May 5, 2017
First, special thanks to all the people who voted and participated in this Trustee Election. It is a statement of your love for this University. We will always strive to carry your voices with us as we chart the future course for Penn State.
Being elected to Penn State’s Board of Trustees is and should always be a call to service, to represent first and foremost the interests of Penn State and its diverse coalition of constituents --the students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of this great University.
As Pennsylvania’s Flagship University we’re still rooted in the Morrill Act enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln. For over a century and a half that call to service has crossed generations. From the Delaware River to Lake Erie and from the Alleghenies to the Poconos together we can create and inspire excellence for Penn State and the Commonwealth.
While some have tried to affix other motives to this candidacy, be assured I will join this Board in July with an extended hand. Together we can build on the enduring pride and values that have never wavered and have always been the foundations of our Alma Mater.
To quote Lincoln’s Second Inauguration “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in.”
Today and every day forward let us always strive to see the right, and more importantly to work towards each new dawn for Penn State on the horizon together.