PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Sources: FSU President Eric J. Barron to Become Next Penn State President

Onward State has learned exclusively from two sources directly involved with the situation that Florida State President Eric J. Barron will become Penn State’s next president. The decision will become official Monday at a previously announced press conference.

Barron has served as Florida State’s President since 2010, where he graduated in 1973 with a geology degree. He was dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and professor of geosciences at Penn State from 1986 to 2002. A renowned climatologist, Barron previously served as the director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. He received both of his postgraduate degrees at the University of Miami.

The Lafayette, Indiana native and his wife, Molly, have two grown children and one grandchild.

Penn State trustees are expected to approve the hire Monday morning before a public announcement at noon. Barron will replace current Penn State President Rodney Erickson, who is set to retire by June 1, but may retire early with this announcement.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

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]

Comments

Other posts by Kevin

Hometown Brewery Releases Beer Honoring Evan Pugh

Penn State’s first president Evan Pugh was born in 1828 at Jordan Bank Farm, three miles south of the city center of Oxford, Pennsylvania, an hour west of Philadelphia in Chester County. One-hundred eighty-nine years later, an Oxford brewery is honoring one of the preeminent champions of “liberal and practical” higher education in the form of a delicious Porter.

Penn State Basketball Downs Colgate 72-59 In Front of Thanksgiving Eve Crowd

Why Honoring Paterno Still Matters

Previewing The Enemy: Illinois Fighting Illini

It’s unlikely that the Illinois defense can handle the firepower of Trace McSorley, Miles Sanders, and a receivers group that seems to be improving each week.

Gender-Neutral Homecoming Court Includes Only Two Male Members

Two of these students will be honored with the first annual “Guide State Forward” Award, rather than naming a Homecoming king and queen.

Send this to a friend