After an exhaustive search, Barron was appointed today (Feb. 17) during a special meeting of the University’s Board of Trustees on the unanimous recommendation of the 14-memberTrustee Presidential Selection Council, chaired by Trustee Karen Peetz. Barron will succeed Rodney A. Erickson, who in 2012 announced his intention to retire before June 30, 2014.
The president-elect and his wife, Molly, an educator, will live in Schreyer House on the University Park campus. The Barrons have two grown children, Emily and James. For more information about Dr. Barron, visit http://www.president-elect.psu.edu.