Eric J. Barron
On February 17, 2014, Eric J. Barron was named as the 18th President of The Pennsylvania State University and will assume responsibilities for the presidency on May 12. Dr. 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. Please join the Penn State community in welcoming Dr. Barron to Penn State.
"In Eric Barron, we have found a president who is dedicated to maximizing the potential of our great institution."— Keith Masser, Chairman, Board of Trustees
"I was greatly impressed with his commitment to student concerns, especially the affordability and accessibility of higher education."— Katelyn Mullen, Penn State Student Leader
"The appointment of Eric Barron as the next President of Penn State is wonderful news because of his strong support for education, research, and faculty."
— Brenton Yarnal, Chair, University Faculty Senate