Welcome Eric J. Barron, 18th president of Penn State

Welcome Eric J. Barron, 18th president of Penn State

On Feb. 17, 2014, Eric J. Barron was named as the 18th president of Penn State and he assumed responsibilities for the presidency on May 12. Barron has nearly 35 years of experience in academic administration, education, research and public service, as well as fiscal management within large and complex institutions. He has served as the president of Florida State University in Tallahassee since 2010, and has held several notable positions within higher education, including dean of Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences from 2002 to 2006.