Karli Short is shot and killed in McKeesport, PA

September 13, 2020

Karli Short, daughter of Penn State Board of Trustee member and former Penn State linebacker Brandon Short (BS Bus 1999), was shot and killed in McKeesport, PA. She was 26 years old and was pregnant at the time of her death. In 2022 Brandon Short launched a foundation in his daughter’s name to create scholarships for college students coping with the fallout of gun violence. “When people are affected by gun violence they’re traumatized and they need support,” Short said. “And that’s the premise of this scholarship.”