STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State trustees are poised to vote on Florida State president Eric Barron as the university's next president.
Trustee Karen Peetz announced Barron's candidacy Monday during a trustees' meeting in State College.
The trustees say that if he's approved, Barron would be paid $800,000 a year, with an additional $200,000 retention payment. He would start in May and succeed Rodney Erickson, who is retiring.
Barron — a former professor and dean at Penn State — shocked FSU trustees by publicly talking about leaving the school on Saturday in an interview with the Tallahassee Democrat.
He worked at Penn State for 20 years, including four as dean of its College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.