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  Barbara Doran - Candidate for Penn State Board of Trustees

"I know what abuse of power looks like; I know how to change systems that can't respond. I am not afraid of hard truths and of standing up for them."Barbara Doran  

  Barbara Doran
Penn State Board of Trustee Candidate

Barbara Doran Candidate for the
Penn State Board of Trustees

As the candidate who came in fourth of 86 candidates in last year's historic Board of Trustees election, I was not at all disappointed in the election results. It was a huge win for Penn State, as alumni held board members accountable for their failures in oversight and leadership by electing three new and reform-minded trustees.

But that was a year ago, and what has changed? Who is standing up for us now and pushing back against the flawed and sanctimonious Freeh report? Fighting back against the rogue actions of the NCAA? Where is the board restructuring and changes in governance to break the culture of insularity and nepotism that brought us here to begin with? Who has the credibility to lead us forward?

I am running for the Board of Trustees again because those responsible still govern and continue to fail us, and because I am passionate about this great university and the people who make it so.

We must show our students that the values taught in class about seeking truth and justice are not just abstract, but are real and worth fighting for. We must settle our governance issues and focus on the biggest challenges ahead: restoring the reputation of our university and those wronged; and finding innovative ways to maintain our proud heritage of public service as a major land-grant university, while making a first-rate college education affordable again.

With more than 25 years spent in leadership positions in business, on nonprofit boards, and as a former three-sport varsity athlete at Penn State, I stand ready to serve. I am proud to be working with all of you for the future of Penn State, and hope to have the chance to do more.


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