Eric J. Barron takes the helm as Penn State's 18th president

Eric J. Barron takes the helm as Penn State's 18th president

Penn State President Eric Barron on the phone at his desk on May 12.

Eric J. Barron, pictured here at his desk in Old Main, began in his new role as Penn State's 18th president on May 12. Barron was named president on Feb. 17, and has nearly 35 years of experience in academic administration, education, research and public service, as well as fiscal management within large and complex institutions.

Image: Patrick Mansell
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