Scott Weisbenner

The State Universities Retirement System’s board of trustees and staff were saddened to learn of Trustee Scott Weisbenner’s passing on Sept. 29.

He was elected to serve as an active-member trustee on May 3, 2021. His term began in July 2021.

As a William G. Karnes professor of mergers and acquisitions at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Gies College of Business, Trustee Weisbenner brought to our board his immense knowledge and understanding of economics and behavioral finance.

Throughout his tenure with the University of Illinois, Trustee Weisbenner participated in significant research on topics relevant to SURS membership including co-leading a study that examined behavioral patterns exhibited by SURS participants when selecting their SURS retirement plan.

He was valued and respected by membership and the board. He will be missed by all who knew and served with him. SURS extends our sincere condolences to his family.