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The Daily Collegian

A Q&A with Penn State President Eric J. Barron, Part 3

Editor’s Note: Penn State President Eric J. Barron’s interview has been edited for clarity and length. In this final part of a three-part Q&A with Penn State President Eric Barron, he talks about his decision to retire, the challenge of leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea for a new and expanded Palmer Museum of Art, the Musser Gap to Valleylands effort and what his students have taught him over the years.
CENTRE COUNTY, PA
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A Q&A with Penn State President Eric J. Barron, Part 2

Editor’s Note: Penn State President Eric J. Barron’s interview has been edited for clarity and length. In this second part of a three-part Q&A series with retiring President Eric J. Barron, he discusses the importance of access and affordability, transformative experiences for Penn State students, diversity and inclusion efforts at the University, and the value of athletics.
CENTRE COUNTY, PA
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A Q&A with Penn State President Eric J. Barron, Part 1

In the first part of a three-part interview, retiring Penn State President Eric J. Barron discusses how he got involved in teaching, what led him to become a university president, what sets Penn State’s interdisciplinary research apart from other institutions, and the genesis of Invent Penn State. Like many...
CENTRE COUNTY, PA
Marietta Daily Journal

Q&A: He led Penn State in the Sandusky aftermath and through a pandemic: Eric J. Barron reflects on 8 years

PHILADELPHIA — When Eric J. Barron became president of Pennsylvania State University in 2014, he walked into one of the toughest jobs in higher education at the time. The university community, including the board of trustees, was bitterly divided over the school's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal that started in 2011 and led to the ouster of the former president and the legendary football coach Joe Paterno.
PHILADELPHIA, PA
msn.com

He led Penn State in the Sandusky aftermath and through a pandemic: Eric J. Barron reflects on eight years

When Eric J. Barron became president of Pennsylvania State University in 2014, he walked into one of the toughest jobs in higher education at the time. The university community, including the board of trustees, was bitterly divided over the school’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal that started in 2011 and led to the ouster of the former president and the legendary football coach Joe Paterno.