FSU President Is Leaving for Penn State

Clarification 2/16, 3 p.m.. This article initially called Penn State "Penn" on one reference. The mistake has been fixed.

The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Florida State University president Eric J. Barron is leaving to take the helm at another football-mad school -- Penn State, home of the Joe Paterno/Jerry Sandusky child rape scandal. That's something that Penn State needs help digging out of.

Barron has been at FSU since February 2010. He got his undergrad degree from FSU in 1973 before going to the University of Miami for his master's and doctorate. He worked at Penn State for 20 years, as a professor and as director of the Earth System Science Center and director of the EMS Environmental Institute, the Inquirer reports.

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An official announcement is expected Monday.

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