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Corbett: New Penn State President A Good Choice

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says Penn State’s next president is “the right person for the job” and brings a strong track record from his time at Florida State.

Corbett says in an interview with The Associated Press that he thinks Eric Barron will “do a good job” at the university and says the school has “turned the page” since the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

Corbett says early in the process he urged the school’s board of trustees to act quickly in making the selection. But he says he has yet to talk to Barron about his hiring and hopes to meet with him soon.

The governor credits Barron with making Florida State more financially efficient during his four years at the university.

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