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Beta Sig is well represented in this year's election for the Penn State Board of Trustees. In addition to Bob Jubelirer '59, who I mentioned in an earlier post, brother Rich Bundy '93, '96g is a candidate in this year's election.

About Rich Bundy
Rich joined the house in Spring 1990 -- he went on to serve as Co-Chair of the Sy Barash Regatta in 1993 (ironically, with Bob's son, Jeff Jubelirer) and represented the house on the Interfraternity Council in addition to dancing twice in THON, playing in the Symphonic Band, and serving as President of Parmi Nous.

After Penn State, Rich has had a highly successful career in institutional advancement, and currently serves as the President and CEO of the University of Vermont Foundation in Burlington, VT. He has more than twenty years of experience working in higher education administration, including extensive practical experience with institutional strategic planning, resource development, external relations, and crisis management. In 2011/12, Rich served on the Presidential Search Committee for the University of Vermont -- invaluable experience that he will use to serve the Penn State community as a member of the Board. Rich is a principled, level-headed leader who believes in open, transparent communication and personal accountability -- characteristics he believes (and I suspect most of us will agree) we must seek in our next class of Trustees.

Rich is a State College native and still has family in the area. His father is the long-time director of the Penn State Blue Band and his mother retired from Penn State last year after more than thirty years with the College of Liberal Arts. He's a life member of the alumni association and serves on the board of the Vermont Chapter. He is a member of the President's Club, as well as the Mount Nittany and Golden Lion Societies.

If you'd like to learn more about Rich's experience and platform, you can access his website at www.RichBundy.org. Rich is number 18 on this year's ballot.

About Bob Jubelirer
As a reminder, Bob Jubelirer '59 is also running for a seat on the Penn State Board of Trustees on the platform of leadership, independence, reform, and accountability. For over three decades Bob served honorably in the Pennsylvania State Senate, rising to President Pro Tempore and serving for a short time as Lieutenant Governor. While in public office, he championed Pennsylvania's Sunshine law (requiring government meetings be open to the public), spearheaded the state's Tuition Account Program (TAP) so parents could put aside money at today's tuition rate for down the road when their child or children went to college, and never shied away from taking an independent or politically unpopular position when it meant doing the right thing for his constituents or conscience. For his leadership, service and accomplishments Penn State named him both a Distinguished Alum and an Alumni Fellow. That's even better than Chancellor of Beta Sig, which Bob also was while in the house.

Pasted below are EASY instructions to request a ballot by email if you did not already receive.

I think we can all agree we need that it's time to put the "Fight" back in "Fight on State!"

For the glory,
Jeff Licht

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Alumni may request a nomination or election ballot by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and including the following information:

- complete name at time of graduation (maiden name included)
- year of graduation
- college and major
- current e-mail address (where you would like to receive ballots)
- mailing address
Once your alumni record is qualified, a ballot will be sent to you electronically. Alumni who receive the nomination ballot will automatically receive the election ballot on April 10. Alumni who have no internet access must call (814) 865-2521 and provide the above information. Once your alumni record is qualified, a ballot will be mailed to you.

NOTE: The ballot asks for the nominee's year of graduation. Bob was in the class of 1959 and Rich was in the class of 1993.