Penn State Board Of Trustees Welcomes Two New Members

Robert Capretto and Elliott Weinstein are the newest members of Penn State’s Board of Trustees. Both are governor-appointed and will serve three-year terms.

Capretto, a 1968 Penn State grad, is a football letterman who played on the team in the late 1960s and is featured in the movie “The People’s Joe.” Capretto is a Paterno supporter, was one of the players who signed a letter in support of the lawsuit to void the sanctions, and said that he was not satisfied with the Freeh Report. He also said in November 2011 that he believed that Gary Schultz and Tim Curley were “stand-up men” who would not break a rule at the university.

Weinstein received his B.S. in marketing from Penn State in 1973 and his M.S. in accounting in 1974 and he is the current president of Weinstein Realty Advisors who serves as the chairman of the board of Penn State Hillel. Apparently big on sustainability, he’s been spotted driving his Tesla around campus with some special passengers. Weinstein also served as a member of Tom Wolf’s “transition team,” where he reviewed higher education in the state of Pennsylvania to aid in Wolf’s transition to governor in 2014.

Capretto and Weinstein filled the two vacant gubernational positions that were left by Todd Rucci and Kathleen Casey. Rucci left following the completion of a single term on the board, while Casey moved to an at-large seat in July, a position that only opened at that time.

As of October 28, Capretto was assigned to the committee on legal and compliance and Weinstein will serve on the committee for finance, business, and capital planning.

The Board of Trustees will hold their bi-monthly meeting this Thursday and Friday at the Penn Stater Hotel, which will be the first for Capretto and Weinstein.

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