In partnership with CBSSports.com
Online Now 1057
Online now 1084 Record: 7381 (3/13/2012)
Black shoes, basic blues. No names, all game
Buy, sell and swap tickets
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
The results will be announced on May 3rd, and I honestly like my chances for the third spot. What you've been doing, along with a lot of other people, is what could make the difference. I thank you for your help.
That last substantial post is a response to those who suggest that, as long as the incumbents get defeated, it really doesn't matter who wins the three seats on the BOT. We're not all the same.
This post was edited by DavidM 12 months ago
Basically one week to go in this election cycle. If Bill O'Brien can prevent the collapse of a proud football program with hard work and a commitment to excellence, we can demand better from our Board of Trustees. Please tell your friends and colleagues to vote--to throw out the incumbents, and support a candidate who has no agenda but standing up for the university.
Onward State @OnwardState 6m
27,132 alumni voted at this point in the #PSUBoT election last year, so we're only 271 off the pace.
Please vote if you haven't already done so. We've got one week to ensure that Suhey and Deviney will be given their unconditional release, and that three strong advocates for the alumni and for Penn State will be elected.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The BOT office has indicated that if requests for ballots aren't received by the close of business tomorrow (Friday), there is no guarantee that a ballot will be received in enough time to satisfy the deadline for voting, which is 9 AM May 2nd.
On Thursday evening, Bob Jubelirer posted a campaign statement on another message board about his candidacy, and included a couple of very nice comments about me. Yesterday I posted a response:
A Fellow Candidate's Appeal To Bob Jubelirer...
I appreciated your kind words on this board yesterday, but that's not why I'm typing this post. None of us have any idea what's going to happen vis a vis the election. You might win a seat, I could win a seat, or neither of us could wind up in the top three. If I don't get a seat, I'll remain simply an earnest activist with what would turn out to be unrealistic aspirations. If YOU don't get a seat, you will still be an experienced political veteran who could contribute significantly to the reform of the BOT, and to improved governance at Penn State--essentially a trustee without portfolio. I hope that, whatever happens, you remain willing to use your skills and background to make Penn State a less dysfunctional institution going forward. We need you, as we need everyone who cares about the university.
Monty Python And The Trustee Election
“I’m not dead…I’m getting better…I don’t want to go in the cart…I feel fine…I think I’ll go for a walk…I feel happy. I feel happy.” [thunk]
I feel fine. The election is almost over, and hopefully we will all feel happy on Friday when Suhey and Deviney have—figuratively speaking—been put on the cart. We all hope that everybody having any interest in voting will have done so by 9 AM Thursday morning, and I personally hope that voters have been able to get through the noise and heard what I’ve been trying to say. I am not like the other candidates. If you haven’t understood that, you haven’t been paying attention.
I organized two Rallies for Resignations last fall, a bumper sticker campaign to promote the power of Penn Stater voting in Pennsylvania, and a letter and email-writing writing effort to a few obstructionist PA House members. I’m the only one who has done anything like this.
I’ve committed to an alumni listening tour if elected. Nobody else has agreed to this.
I’ve been an advocate for an alumni trustee caucus to promote collective action and cooperation on the BOT. Everybody else talks about what they can do individually.
I’ve already said that I intend to serve one term if elected. If I can’t make a serious dent in the situation on the BOT in three years, I wouldn’t deserve a second term anyway. I’m all alone on this.
I’m a retired teacher, so I have no career to defend, no resume to build, and no ambition to be anything but an advocate for Penn State’s alumni and the university.
We have allowed the current board to pretend that incompetence is being responsible, and that failing to be proactive is normal. We need to demand better.
David Mullaly, #28, Alumni Candidate for the BOT
Win or lose I appreciate your efforts to effect change with the BOT. I hope to see you on the PSU board and continue to have a presence on 247sports and BWI.
Dan, IF I manage to land a seat on the BOT, the only thing that would keep me away from message boards and Facebook pages somewhat would be if the demands of the new position--doing it the way it ought to be done (the way alumni would expect it to be done)--will get in the way.
Ask yourself this question: "Where has that person been, what has that person done since the scandal broke over a year ago?" Is it simply election time, or has that candidate done anything to be an advocate for Penn State?
I am asking for the opportunity to serve Penn State and the alumni of the University.
Twenty-four hours to get your vote in to the BOT office. Please participate in this important election. Thank you. DavidM
When are the results being released?
Probably at about 4-4:30 Friday afternoon near the end of the BOT meeting. A lot of folks will be streaming that particular meeting--including me.
Done. 06 Diercks, 22 Doran, 28 Mullaly. I'm not sure who the three NEW trustees will be, but I can't imagine the incumbents have any realistic chance.
Time for leaders who will fight for PSU.
...not sure who you are, but I know who WE ARE...
I can't speak for anybody else, but I'm prepared to be quite honest with the jokers on the BOT. Privately and publicly.
The Die Is Cast…
The election is over. All of the votes that are going to count have already been entered, and we just have to wait for the results. Everyone will find out near the end of the Friday BOT meeting—there are apparently no courtesy calls to the winning candidates.
I hope that I haven’t offended more than one or two people during this campaign cycle, and hope that if I lost the election, I lost to really good candidates; we are going to need three really strong and assertive new trustee leaders during the next year. If I was fortunate enough to win a seat, I plan to represent the alumni from every group and organization with energy and civility—and hopefully some courage.
Thirty-nine Penn Staters entered the campaign because we love Penn State, and because we want better days ahead for the university. We must pray that more leaders emerge during the coming weeks and months, more people willing to invest their time and effort and passion. We need as many of them as we can get.
I’d like to thank everybody for putting up with me, many people for voting for me, and some who were willing to make an extra effort on behalf of my candidacy. Whether I win or lose, those people went way beyond what was reasonable for them to do.
Now, let us all remember that we are allies.
Correction: The number of Penn Staters who entered the campaign because we love Penn State should probably be thirty-seven. I'll say no more.
This post was edited by DavidM 11 months ago
Thanks David.....and good luck!
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports