Eric J. Barron

president, the pennsylvania state university

An ex officio and non-voting member of the Board of Trustees, Eric Barron was appointed 18th president of Penn State in 2014. Previously, Barron served as president of Florida State University. Earlier in his career, he spent 20 years at Penn State, including serving as dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. He has nearly 35 years of leadership experience in academic administration, education, research and public service. An accomplished scientist, Barron earned a B.S. in geology at Florida State and his M.S. and Ph.D. in oceanography at the University of Miami.