The trustees race once generated little interest in the general public, let alone the more than 557,000 Penn State alumni across the country. Fewer than 12,000 voted last year; this year's race drew more than 37,000 votes, shattering the record set in 1990 by about 10,000 votes.
Also Friday, trustees said they would continue to examine potential changes to the makeup and operation of the board, a process that began in March after what trustees called an ongoing effort to improve transparency and governance.
Among issues to be reviewed were the 15-year term limits, as well as expectations and a code of conduct for trustees. More information could be released by the next trustees meeting in July.
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