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Eric Barron Will Leave Florida State on April 2

Penn State President-elect Eric Barron will begin his transition from Tallahassee to State College in earnest on April 2, according to an email sent over the Florida State listserv last night by Board of Trustees Chair Allan Bense.

“I am writing to provide you with the most current information pertaining to the presidential search for Florida State University,” Bense wrote. “On Feb. 19, President Eric J. Barron, Ph.D. (’73), officially notified the Florida State University Board of Trustees of his intent to assume the presidency of Penn State University. Dr. Barron’s last day at Florida State will be April 2.”

“Presidential transitions are defining moments for universities that present both challenges and opportunities. I am delighted to say Florida State has many opportunities that lie ahead. Without question, we will find a new president who will build on the success and solid foundation Dr. Barron has created since his arrival in February 2010.”

Barron’s departure from Florida State was previously unknown, but he will start at Penn State on May 21, the day after spring commencement. This leaves more than a month to transition into Old Main for Penn State’s 18th President.

“Dr. Barron will assume responsibilities for the Penn State presidency on May 12,” a spokesperson from Penn State News and Media Relations said. “It has not been determined when he will arrive at University Park, but it is expected that he will work with Dr. Erickson and other Penn State officials prior to the start of his presidency.”

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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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