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Penn State Board to Name New President



    Penn State Board to Name New President
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    Penn State trustees will meet early next week to consider hiring a president to replace the administrator who has led the school since shortly after ex-assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges.

    The university said Friday the trustees would meet at noon on Monday. It is then that the board is expected to vote on whether to hire Florida State President Eric Barron, 62, as Rodney Erickson's replacement, according to the Centre Daily Times.

    Erickson was named to the top job in November 2011, after Sandusky was arrested, two administrators were accused of a criminal cover-up, and then-president Graham Spanier was forced out after voicing strong support for his aides. Spanier was later charged in the alleged cover-up.

    Erickson plans to retire by June.

    Barron was a member of the Penn State faculty from 1986 to 2006. He also served five years on the State College Area school board, reports the paper.

    At the time of Erikson's retirement, Barron would have spent four years as the president of FSU.