Penn State’s Board of Trustees selected Eric J. Barron as the University’s 18th president

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. 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.

Behind the scenes with Penn State's 18th president, Eric J. Barron.

Eric J. Barron was named the 18th president of Penn State on Feb. 17. He will begin his duties in May of 2014.

  • Eric Barron press conf

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    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.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • Eric Barron greeted by Dr. Erickson

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    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.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • Eric Barron addressing Trustees

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    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.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • Eric Barron press conf via lens

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    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.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • Eric Barron press conf interviews

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    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.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • Eric Barron behind the cenes

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    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.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • Eric Barron television interview

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    Penn State Public Television host Patty Satalia interviewed Eric Barron, newly named president of the Pennsylvania State University, on Feb. 17.

    Image: Patrick Mansell
  • Eric and Molly Barron

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    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.

    Image: Patrick Mansell

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.

 

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