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Eric Barron apologizes to Florida State trustees

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 19, 2014 12:44 PM
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(Tallahassee, Fla.) -- Outgoing Florida State University President Eric Barron says he is sorry how university trustees found out that he was leaving to take the top job at Penn State University. 

Barron made his brief apology today during a meeting of FSU trustees. 

Penn State appointed Barron on Monday, but news about the pending decision began to circulate last Friday. 

Allan Bense, chairman of the FSU board, acknowledged Barron told him more than a week ago. Bense last week said he had not gotten ``official confirmation'' that Barron was leaving. 

FSU trustees today discussed a search for a new president.

Trustees also agreed to waive a clause in Barron's contract that required him to turn in his resignation notice 180 days ahead of time. Barron's last day at FSU is April 2.  
   

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