Penn State Announces Fan Council

New 25-member group will give the athletic department feedback on various topics.

LANGHORNE, Pa. -- Penn State athletics recently made news by allowing fans to pick the date of its 2015 “Whiteout” football game. Apparently that was only the start of soliciting legitimate fan feedback.

At the school's Coaches Caravan stop in Bucks County here Tuesday, first-year athletic director Sandy Barbour announced the pending creation of a new “Fan Council.”

According to a press release issued shortly after Barbour made her comments, “The Nittany Lion Fan Council is being established to engage and listen to fans about their experiences with Penn State's comprehensive and highly successful 31-sport program. The 25-person Fan Council will meet quarterly on the University Park campus, starting in July, 2015, and all members will serve on one of five committees during their one-year term.”

“We are excited about creating the Nittany Lion Fan Council and this new opportunity to hear from our fans,” said Brad Keen, Penn State Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing. “Penn State has passionate and loyal alumni, students and fans and we want to engage them on a regular basis and get their feedback on all aspects of Penn State Athletics.”

The council will include five different committees that will be tasked with giving input in the following areas.

• Game Day Experience

• Communications

• Facilities

• Sales and Ticketing

• Redemption and Retention

If you'd like to apply to be in the council, visit this link. Alumni, students and fans are welcome to apply.

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