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Latest Rodney Erickson Items
The man who took over at the helm of Penn State the week after Jerry Sandusky was charged with child molestation thanked the university community on Friday, a day before he will preside over the university's commencement and then retire.
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.
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.
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 Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges, the university said Friday.
Penn State's acting athletic director will stay on the job as long as Rodney Erickson remains the school's president.
Penn State President Rodney Erickson said Sunday the university removed a statue of late football coach Joe Paterno from campus because it had become an "open wound" for the victims of the child sex abuse scandal.
Penn State's trustees may not like the NCAA's unprecedented sanctions against the university's football program, but they say the alternative — the so-called "death penalty" — would have been worse.
Penn State President Rodney Erickson wrapped up three cities in three days of often tense meetings with alumni assuring this: "We're going to be OK."
Former Penn State running back Franco Harris doesn't believe Joe Paterno's firing was in the school's best interest and urged alumni to be relentless.