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UPDATE: Presidential Announcement Postponed Indefinitely

(UPDATE 10-30, 1:00 p.m. — The meeting on Friday to announce Penn State’s next president has been postponed indefinitely, according to a statement released this afternoon by Penn State spokeswoman Annemarie Mountz.

“The previously publicized public meeting of the Penn State Board of Trustees on Friday, Nov. 1, to discuss a personnel decision has been delayed indefinitely to allow for further consideration on the matter. Also cancelled is the Board’sThursday evening executive session. The Board will meet in executive session on Friday, Nov. 1. This meeting is not open to the public.”

Juniors and seniors have been through a lot of change since we first stepped foot on campus as students three or four years ago. We’ve had three football coaches (technically), three provosts, and soon, we’ll have three university presidents. That last component will be finalized on Friday as Penn State is set to introduce its 18th president, as first reported by 6ABC News and later confirmed by Onward State.

President Rodney Erickson has previously announced that he will retire as late as June 2014. A group of 12 trustees has been leading the Presidential Search Committee since last year.

The Board of Trustees will meet in a special meeting at 10:15 on Friday at the Nittany Lion Inn, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The official purpose of the meeting is to deal with “personnel matters.”

No matter what your opinion is of the current administration, this is certainly an exciting week for Penn State as we find out the person who will lead the university into the future.

About the Author

Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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