Once on the ballot, I need your votes between April 10 and May 7.
In 2012, there were a record 86 Penn Staters running for the Board of Trustees. In 2013, only 39 people ran for the position. 2015 saw the field of hopefulls narrowed to 3 because of changes from those in power. 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 needs 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.
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