Penn State trustees name Eric Barron president; former PSU dean was Florida State leader

  • by: MARK SCOLFORO , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 17, 2014 - 1:50 PM

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Eric Barron, a former professor and dean at Penn State University and president of Florida State University, was chosen Monday to lead Pennsylvania's largest university as it continues grappling with fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal. He'll bring with him the experience of managing a major state university known as much for its for storied athletic program as its academic mission, as well as the fallout from a sex-abuse scandal with ties to big-time college football.

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