Steve Weinstein's Rowan Salary Revealed

The Haddonfield school board president was appointed to a major position at Rowan University.

Steve Weinstein, a Haddonfield attorney who also serves as the president of the borough school board, will make $300,000 per year in his new position as vice president for governmental relations and general counsel for Rowan University. 

Weinstein will be one of the university's highest-paid employees. Rowan President Ali Houshmand makes $375,000 per year. 

During an interview with Patch last week, Weinstein declined to discuss his Rowan salary, but university spokesman Joe Cardona provided the information Monday at Patch's request. 

Weinstein, 66, will leave his position as partner with the law firm Florio Perrucci Steinhardt and Fader to take the job, which he started last week.

"I believe Rowan will be the primary economic driver in South Jersey for jobs and research," Weinstein, a former member of the Rowan Board of Trustees, said last week. "It's going to be a very exciting place."

Rowan also announced Friday that Melissa Wheatcroft, a Haddonfield resident and former corporate counsel and vice president of quality management for Bancroft, was named the school's associate general counsel. 

Wheatcroft most recently served as of counsel for Comegno Law Group, concentrating her practice on education law, as well as labor and employment law.

At Rowan, Wheatcroft will be paid $120,000 per year. 

In addition, Rowan announced Friday that Dr. Kenneth Blank was named vice president for health sciences. His immediate role will be to oversee the integration of the School of Osteopathic Medicine at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Stratford into Rowan's new medical school. 

Blank will be paid $320,000 per year. 

Rowan University, in Glassboro, has about 12,000 full- and part-time students. 

Anonymous 4 CamCo December 11, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Norcrat payoff for screwing the taxpayers on Bancroft? Wake up and smell the corruption people!!!
Herb Hess December 11, 2012 at 02:44 AM
You spelled Norcross wrong. Unfortunately no-one publishes the quid pro quo details on the front page of the Times so we don't know if your anonymous assertion is fact or fiction. I'm not the biggest fan of Mr. Weinstein's approach to leading the BOE but before I call him corrupt to his face I will grant him a good grasp of reality. In the long run, Haddonfield's Master Plan calls for acquisition of more open space. Fiscal pressures statewide WILL force school consolidation. I do buy the argument that an expanded Campus along with partnerships with Drexel (and perhaps Rutgers/Rowan) will expand opportunities for Haddonfield students. So to me, having an expanded campus for our school, more open space, and expanded learning opportunities in a time when this country needs an educated populace is pretty exciting. I think you are asking "What profits a man if he gains the world but loses his own soul?" - Good question! I would love for Haddonfield to buy Bancroft for many reasons. I would hate to see it happen if it means feeding the political machine in South Jersey (and now Philly).
Anonymous 4 CamCo December 11, 2012 at 01:25 PM
No Herb, we spelled it correctly. Norcross Democrat = NORCRAT. If it walks like, sounds like and acts like...IT IS. Tell you what Herb, do a little digging on this Norcrat minion an then tell us he is not corrupt. We have already done it but it would be a good excersise for you to learn who is and who is not on the people's side.
Bill Duhart (Editor) December 11, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Hi Anonymous 4 CamCo. Thanks for reading. Please keep your punches above the belt. Steve Weinstein has a right to make whatever the market pays him. No allegation of corruption has been a part of any story we've reported.
Bill Tourtellotte December 11, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Thanks Bill. For obvious reasons, I believe that anonymous posts should be held to a more stringent standard of conduct and moderator oversight than those who sign their posts.
Jeff H December 11, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Herb I don't think I am convinced that more land (managed by the public sector) will necessarily produce better students. Certainly the learning opportunities can be expanded even if this referendum fails, can it not? Perhaps funds are indeed limited and buying land is just the first step, which means another referendum because 'we have the land, now let's build on it' will be the rallying cry a few years down the road? Not sure I am buying the justification, nor the business plan, wherever that may be?
PJ December 12, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Over the past 12 years, Mr. Weinstein has paid $40,225 to the democratic party or its candidates according to federal filing records. Over the past 27 years, Mr. Weinstein has paid over $15,000 toward state democratic party races. That’s around $55,000 for just those democratic contributions that are required to be reported. Mr. Norcross said that the Rutgers/Rowan merger was the most important thing for Camden in 50 years. I think Mr. Norcross is pretty serious about new medical school at Cooper (which will probably be named after him). Rowan is involved with Cooper. Mr. Weinstein will now be general counsel for Rowan University.
Peeches December 14, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Just maybe Mr. Weinstein will forego some of his salary so that Rowan will be able to install security camera's in Mimosa Hall. Someone crept into my Grand daughter's room while she was sleeping in her dorm, stealing her Laptop and Cell phone that lay next to her in bed. .
Jim December 14, 2012 at 02:43 PM
use that $300000 for security the campus is not safe at Rowan


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