Penn State announces election of Board of Trustees members

May 30, 2003

Alumni and delegates from agricultural societies and business and industry re-elect seven incumbents

University Park, Pa. -- Penn State alumni, delegates of agricultural societies, and delegates elected by the Board representing business and industry endeavors recently elected seven incumbents to serve on the University's Board of Trustees.

University alumni re-elected incumbents David R. Jones, assistant managing editor, The New York Times (retired); David M. Joyner, chairman of the board, Müshin, Inc., and orthopedic physician, University Orthopedic Centers; and Anne Riley, retired English teacher.

Delegates of agricultural societies re-elected Charles C. Brosius, retired president of Marlboro Mushrooms, and Carl T. Shaffer, vice president of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

The Board representing business and industry trustees re-elected Edward R. Hintz, Jr., president of Hintz, Holman and Robillard, Inc., and Robert D. Metzgar, chief executive officer, North Penn Pipe & Supply, Inc.

The term of each trustee elected is three years, beginning July 1, 2003 and expiring on June 30, 2006.

Incumbents re-elected by alumni

David R. Jones. Jones is a retired assistant managing editor of The New York Times and editor of its national editions. He began his career with The Times in 1963 in Detroit, Washington and New York, and before that was a reporter with The Wall Street Journal for seven years in New York and Pittsburgh. He has been a Pulitzer Prize juror and works with the Independent Journalism Foundation. Jones received a B.A. in journalism from Penn State in 1954 and has been a supporter of the College of Communications for more than 10 years. He received a Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1979 and an Alumni Fellow Award in 1987. He was first elected to the Board of Trustees by the alumni in 1997.

David M. Joyner, M.D. Following residencies in general and orthopedic surgery at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and a brief stint in the World Football League, Joyner began a medical career in sports medicine. Former executive vice president of the Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania, in 1992 he founded Joyner Sportsmedicine Institute, which was acquired by Nova Care, Inc., in 1998. He is currently chairman of the board for Müshin, Inc., and an orthopedic physician for University Orthopedic Centers. A 1972 graduate of Penn State in science and a College of Medicine graduate in 1976, Joyner has also been chairman of the United States Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Committee and has published frequently on sports medicine. He has served on several campaign committees, the Libraries Development Advisory Board and the Schreyer Institute for Innovation in Learning. In 1992, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Penn State. Joyner was first elected to the Board in 2000.

Anne Riley. A retired English teacher and past president of the Penn State Alumni Association, Riley also served on the Alumni Council and its Executive Board as well as the steering committee for the Hintz Family Alumni Center. She helped establish Penn State's Distinguished Teaching Fellows Award and to expand international alumni programs. A 1964 and 1975g graduate of Penn State in English, Riley also serves on the board of the Renaissance Fund and of the Mount Nittany Conservancy and is a member of the committee for Women in Philanthropy. In addition, she has taught for the Community Academy of Lifelong Learning, joined the Community Advisory Board of Nittany Bank and is a member of the board of the State College YMCA. Riley was first elected to the Board in 1997.

Incumbents re-elected by agricultural societies

Charles C. Brosius. A member of the National Mushroom Council, Brosius was Pennsylvania secretary of agriculture from 1995 to 1997, and retired as president of his family mushroom business in 1995. He has served on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and was vice-chairman of the board of directors of Agway Inc. He is also a former director of Telmark Inc., and was a director and finance chairman for Curtice Burns Foods, Inc. Currently, Brosius sits on the Penn State Great Valley Advisory Board and chairs the campus' Grand Destiny Campaign. A 1952 graduate of Penn State in dairy science, he was received the Alumni Fellow Award in 1996 and was named a Penn State Distinguished Alumnus in 2000. Brosius previously served on Penn State's Board of Trustees from 1989 through 1997 and was elected to the Board by delegates of agricultural societies in 2000.

Carl T. Shaffer. A Pennsylvania Master Farmer who grows grain and vegetable crops, Shaffer was elected vice president of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau in 1996, and until 1994, had been one of the 16 district directors representing members in Columbia, Luzerne and Schuylkill/Carbon counties. He currently serves on the board of the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program and the Columbia County Agricultural Extension Association, and is a member of the state Department of Environmental Protection Agricultural Advisory Board. He also has been a legislative chairman of the Columbia County Farm Bureau, chairman of USDA's Farm Service Agency State Committee and a leader in other organizations. Shaffer was first elected to the Board in 1997.

Re-elected members elected by the Board representing business and industry

Edward R. Hintz, Jr. Hintz is president of Hintz, Holman, and Robillard, a private money management firm in New Jersey specializing in investment management for individuals, which he founded in 1974. He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. He graduated from Penn State in 1959 with a B.S. in business administration and received an MBA from Harvard University in 1963. Hintz was named an Alumni Fellow by the College of Business Administration and a Distinguished Alumnus of the University in 1987. Hintz is past chairman of A Grand Destiny: The Penn State Campaign, Penn State's second major capital campaign. He has chaired The National Development Council and has led fundraising efforts for the Bryce Jordan Center and Paterno Library. Hintz was elected to the board in 1994 and re-elected for a succeeding term. He was elected vice chairman of the Board in 1998, 1999, and 2000 and was elected chairman of the Board in 2001, 2002 and 2003.

Robert D. Metzgar. Metzgar is president of North Penn Pipe & Supply, Inc. of Warren, a wholesale supplier to oil and gas exploration companies and industrial suppliers. Metzgar graduated from Penn State with a B.S. in business administration in 1960 and also pursued post graduate work in business at the University. He is a member of the Penn State Behrend Council of Fellows, the President's Club, and other Penn State organizations. He currently serves on the PNC Bank Advisory Board, is treasurer of the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Association, and serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Oil and Gas Association. Metzgar was named 1996 Alumni Fellow of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and he served on Penn State's Board of Trustees from 1995 to 2000 as an appointee by the governor. He was elected to the Board representing business and industry in 2000.


Penn State's Board is comprised of six members appointed by the governor, nine elected by the alumni, and six members each elected by agricultural societies and by the Board representing business and industry endeavors. In addition, five members are ex officio by right of their office, including: Governor Edward G. Rendell; Penn State President Graham B. Spanier; Secretary of Agriculture Dennis C. Wolff; Secretary of Education Vicki L Phillips; and Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources Michael DiBerardinis.

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