Penn State names Sandy Barbour as athletic director

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Penn State President Eric Barron named Sandy Barbour as the University's new athletic director during a press conference held Saturday, July 26, in the media room at Beaver Stadium on Penn State's University Park campus.

  • Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour

    Sandy Barbour

    Penn State President Eric Barron leads applause as he invites Sandy Barbour to join him at the table. Barbour was named athletic director for Penn State, and will start in that role on Aug. 18.

    Image: Annemarie Mountz
  • Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour

    Sandy Barbour

    Penn State President Eric Barron told the media that newly named Athletic Director Sandy Barbour was the search committee's first and unanimous choice because she had all of the qualities they sought.

    Image: Annemarie Mountz
  • Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour

    Sandy Barbour

    Newly named Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour thanked President Eric Barron, left, and the University's Board of Trustees for their invitation to join the University. “This is an iconic university and program. We will work tirelessly to ensure that all Penn Staters are proud of our success and how we cross that goal line," she said.

    Image: Annemarie Mountz
  • Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour

    Sandy Barbour

    Sandy Barbour emphasized that Penn State student-athletes will continue to be students first and foremost, and said she seeks to increase the University's already-high student-athlete graduation rate. Barbour was named as the University's new athletic director during a press conference Saturday, July 27, in the media room of Beaver Stadium on the University Park campus.

    Image: Annemarie Mountz
  • Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour

    Sandy Barbour

    Members of the news media filled the seats below while Penn State coaches and other members of the Athletics staff watched from above as Sandy Barbour was introduced for the first time as Penn Sttae's new athletic director on Saturday, July 26, in the media room at Beaver Stadium on Penn State's University Park campus.

    Image: Annemarie Mountz
  • Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour

    Sandy Barbour

    At the conclusion of the press conference, Penn State President Eric Barron and newly named Athletic Director Sandy Barbour posed for pictures on Saturday, July 26, in the media room of Beaver Stadium on Penn State's Unviersity Park campus.

    Image: Annemarie Mountz
  • Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour

    Sandy Barbour

    Newly named Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour marvels at the size of the video boards that were installed in Beaver Stadium during the off-season, as she chats with Penn State President Eric Barron, left, and football Coach James Franklin. Barbour was introduced as the University's next athletic director during a press conference held Saturday, July 26, at the stadium.

    Image: Annemarie Mountz
  • Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour

    Sandy Barbour

    Linda Caldwell, right, Penn State’s faculty athletics representative to the NCAA and a member of the search committee, greets newly named Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour at a reception held in Barbour's honor on Saturday, July 26.

    Image: Annemarie Mountz
  • Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour

    Sandy Barbour

    Newly named Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour takes a selfie with baseball Coach Rob Cooper during a reception held immediately after the press conference announcing Barbour's appointment. Cooper was an assistant baseball coach at Tulane when Barbour was athletic director there, and said he is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with her once again.

    Image: Annemarie Mountz
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