Meet our Chapter Board

Directors serve three year terms



Board of Directors


If you are interested in being considered by the nominating committee for a board position, please download and complete the application from this link and return via email to  You must be an active paid member in good standing of the Capital Area Chapter of the PSAA and a paid member in good standing of the Penn State Alumni Association to be eligible to be considered for a board position. Please review the Board Member Agreement.  You will be required to sign the agreement prior to taking office.


Per the Chapter Bylaws, all eligible applicants will be reviewed by the Nomination Committee based on their experience and skills.  The committee will recommend a slate based on the qualifications and the current needs of the Chapter.  A recommended slate will be referred to the full Board for approval.  The approved slate of candidates will then be forwarded to the full membership for approval.  If you have submitted your application and are not selected by the Nomination Committee, you may request an appeal per the process as outlined in the Bylaws of the Chapter.  If you have any questions related to the process or the roles and responsibilities, please reach out to us at  

Past Presidents

Karen Unruh

Immediate Past President

Joshua R. Hoch '09, '14g
President Emeritus (2017-2018)
Immediate Past President
Richard N. Nichols '75
President Emeritus (2015-2016)
Nikos Phelps '07