. President-Elect Barron spent the day on Penn State’s University Park Campus, where he met with trustees and University leadership, toured Schreyer House (the official presidential residence) and met with student leaders.
Eric J. Barron fielded questions from the media during a press conference, held at the Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel following his announcement as the 18th president of Penn State. Barron was joined by board members Karen Peetz, left, and Keith Masser.
Eric J. Barron was welcomed by current Penn State President Rodney Erickson during a special meeting of the Penn State Board of Trustees on Feb. 17 at the Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel. Barron was selected unanimously and will become the 18th President of Penn State in May of 2014.
Eric J. Barron addressed Penn State's Board of Trustees after being named the 18th president in Penn State's history on Feb. 17. Barron was selected following a unanimous recommedation by the 14-member Trustee Presidential Selection Council.
Print and electronic media crowded in to a press conference introducing Penn State's 18th president Eric J. Barron on Feb. 17 at the Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel. Barron returns to Penn State where he became a member of the faculty in 1986 and served as dean of Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences from 2002 to 2006.
Eric J. Barron conducted interviews with the media on Feb. 17 at the Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel. Barron was appointed the 18th president of Penn State by the Board of Trustees during a special meeting held earlier in the day.
Eric J. Barron posed for an official photograph on Feb. 17 at Schreyer House. Barron was named the 18th president of Penn State by the University's Board of Trustees on Feb. 17. He will begin as Penn State's next president in May of 2014.
Eric J. Barron, the 18th president of the Pennsylvania State University, with his wife Molly at Schreyer House on Penn State's University Park campus.
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Barron, who comes to Penn State from the presidency at Florida State University, will begin in his new position on May 12. He succeeds Penn State President Rodney Erickson, who announced in 2012 his plans to retire no later than June of this year.