What is Next Gen Penn State? Is it different from the presidential search?

The Board of Trustees is undertaking a phased approach to hire a world-class leader as the University’s 19th president when President Eric Barron will retire at the conclusion of his current contract. The search process will be led by the Board of Trustees’ Presidential Recruitment and Selection Committee. As a critical element in this phased approach, the Next Gen Penn State listening process engaged and solicited input from key stakeholders, including faculty, staff and students, on the qualities needed in a future leader. The search will launch following the listening phase.