Penn State president search to start in November

    The search for Penn State’s next president will begin in November.

    Board of Trustees chairwoman Karen Peetz told board members at a meeting Friday that the members of the presidential search committee will be announced then, along with a timetable to make a selection.

    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.

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