Digging Deeper a Blog by Dr. Eric Barron President of Penn State University
Class of 2024: Welcome to the Penn State Community

Class of 2024: Welcome to the Penn State Community

Please join us for a series of livestream sessions to answer your questions.   We know, of course, the coronavirus has changed the world and created a great deal of concern and anxiety, whether financial or safety related, as well as wondering how it may impact...

We Are One Community

We Are One Community

At the end of last semester, I wrote about the rise of empathy among Penn State students, wondering if this is “a pivotal moment in turbulent times.” I had no idea of the turbulent times that would be upon us a few short months after I typed those words … or how our...

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

COVID-19 Update from Penn State

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