Digging Deeper a Blog by Dr. Eric Barron President of Penn State University
Graduate education is a pillar of Penn State

Graduate education is a pillar of Penn State

This week, President Barron is turning over his blog to Nick Jones, Penn State’s executive vice president and provost. With the recent announcement of a commitment to a 3 percent increase in stipends for graduate assistants at Penn State, Jones revisits a...
Campus Unrest Across the Nation

Campus Unrest Across the Nation

We live in interesting and challenging times. I learn a great deal about “our times” when presidents and chancellors gather to discuss what is happening on their campuses. I just returned from such a meeting of the AAU (American Association of Universities). The AAU...
Students under Stress

Students under Stress

Universities across the country are facing a major challenge – the mental health of our students. The most common concerns are familiar to all of us – anxiety, depression, stress, family, academic performance and relationship problems. The data is compelling in terms...

Bio

Eric J. Barron, Penn State’s 18th president is a geologist at heart and a scientist who has studied the earth and its processes. In office since May 2014, he’s a rock solid leader for our ever-evolving great public research University. From day one, he has rolled up his sleeves to dig in deeper to the issues impacting Penn State

Fragments

A few bits of information you may not have known about President Barron:

Favorite Berkey Creamery flavor: Alumni Swirl

Best birthday present at age 9: A kit to test the hardness of rocks

Favorite sport to play: Racquetball

Athletics Master Plan

Tackling the Athletics Master Plan

Taking the Mystery Out of Admissions

Taking the Mystery Out of Admissions

Engaged Scholarship

Engaged Scholarship
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