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Robert G. Milnes III for PSU Alumni Trustee

The 2015 Trustee election is open now thru May 7.
  1. I need write-in votes between April 10 and May 7.
  2. Check your inbox for ane email with the subject "PSU Alumni Trustee Election Ballot"
  3. Please write me in: Robert G. Milnes III, Class of 2002
  4. If you don't have a ballot, check your spam/junk box first, or Request an election ballot here: http://www.psu.edu/trustees/2015election/index.html, if you didn't already get a nominating ballot.

I'm not on the ballot this year. Here's why;

The PS4RS candidates who are in office now changed the bylaws so that you needed 250 nominations this year instead of 50 to get on the BOT ballot. The end result: only 3 people (all PS4RS candidates) are running for the 3 seats. I was expecting 5-6 people on the ballot, not 3. I need to research if you can write-in candidates, but I know that's a long shot. Any ideas out there to de-seat these guys for next year?

By eliminating our choices, PS4RS says “Penn State alumni have never been as unified and focused on correcting the errors of the past and helping the University achieve its goals for the future.” By eliminating their competition, they think that we are more focused. I think this will reduce people's interest in the election process, which isn't good. http://onwardstate.com/2015/03/02/only-three-trustees-running-for-three-alumni-seats/


Step two complete. I'm #6 on the ballot!


Thanks to everyone's help, I got enough nominations and I'm on the ballot now. The next step is to get votes.

The 2014 election starts on April 10 and runs until May 8.

If you got a nomination ballot, you'll automatically get an election ballot. If you didn't get a nomination ballot, or hadn't got a voting ballot in the past, request one here: http://www.psu.edu/trustees/2014election/index.html (same link as nominating ballot).

Thanks for your support,


In 2012, there were a record 86 Penn Staters running for the Board of Trustees. In 2013, only 39 people ran for the position. The last three years have seen a record number of candidates vying for the available Alumni Representative positions on the Penn State Board of Trustees. Rob is neither wealthy nor famous: He is a Penn Stater who cares deeply about our University.

If elected, Rob will strive to:

  • Advance and expand the educational and economic role that Penn State plays within the Commonwealth and beyond while implementing comprehensive and innovative communication systems.
  • Construct and enact reform of the structure of the Board of Trustees to both modernize the system and safeguard that all factions of the University are proportionally and fairly represented.
  • Work with the in-coming president of Penn State to ensure that changes are supported and welcomed by University personnel, students and alumni. Penn State has been running on temporary leadership for 2 years and will need to return to leadership that can successfully implement long-time goals.
  • Help to contain tuition and room & board expenses to make PSU the first choice for in-state students by managing the University budget.
  • Honor the past while respecting the future. The University needs to re-examine the flawed Freeh Report to get to the truth. Joe needs to be finally be honored by the University. We also need to show our new coach that he is now one of us too.


Robert "Rob" Milnes III, Class of 2002 is a Professional Engineer (PE) working as a project manager for Westinghouse Electric Company for a multi-billion dollar nuclear construction project.

Rob graduated from Penn State with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for General Dynamics Electric Boat where he was the engine room lead for overhaul of nuclear submarines.

He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee while working as a senior engineer on a nuclear construction in Tennessee.

Rob's passion for Penn State was best shown when he was selected for the Centre Daily Times' Fan of the Game. He is a Football season ticket holder and he has thrown tailgates that have won the alumni tailgating competition.

He is an Eagle Scout. Rob earned Scouting's highest rank as the culmination of many years of Scouting. This required Rob to live up to the scout motto and "Be Prepared" to plan and lead camping, hiking and biking trips. Rob also learned to be trustworthy, which he later used as a work skill to get and maintain DoD Security Clearances.

He is a Life Member of the Alumni Association and a member the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Alumni Association.

Rob started at the Penn State Beaver Campus and transferred to University Park, so he is familiar with the value that the Commonwealth Campus system provides.

Rob lives in Sewickley, PA.

Contact info

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Email: RobMilnesforTrustee@dieseltailgate.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RobMilnesfortrustee/
Twitter: @RobMilnes4PSU

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