2012-09-20 / Local & State

Penn State President Search To Start In November

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – The search for Penn State's next president will begin in November.

Board of Trustees chairwoman Karen Peetz told the board at a meeting Friday that the members of the presidential search committee will be announced then.

Trustee James Broadhurst later said the search would like take a year.

The current president, Rodney Erickson, took over last November after Graham Spanier left under pressure days after retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child sex abuse charges.

Erickson has said since he was promoted from provost that he plans to step down as president when his current contract expires in June 2014.

The university hopes to have a six-month transition period once a new president is named.

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