Penn State Extends Athletic Director’s Contract

Nittany Nation

Penn State’s Board of Trustees’ compensation committee has approved a contract extension for Athletic Director Sandy Barbour.

The extension keeps Barbour as the top athletic official at Penn State through the 2022-2023 school year. She will also assume the title of Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics.

Barbour has lead Penn State’s 31-sport athletic program, serving approximately 800 students, since August 2014. Her contract extension is retroactive to July 1, 2018, replacing the final year of her previous contract, and runs through Aug. 31, 2023.

 “Sandy has consistently promoted excellence in intercollegiate athletics — in academics and athletic competitions, and she is widely hailed among the best athletic directors in the nation,” said Penn State President Eric Barron. “She is a powerful advocate for those who wear the blue and white, and her leadership has help advance our shared vision of what intercollegiate athletics can be. I’m proud of our student-athletics, the coaches and staff, and I’m very pleased that Sandy will be able to lead them to even greater success.”

“I am very appreciative of President Barron’s and the Board of Trustees’ confidence in my leadership and their steadfast belief in intercollegiate athletics as a powerful and positive influence on our institution and community,” Barbour stated. “It has been a privilege and an honor to lead this program the last four-plus years, and I look forward to the great work that lies ahead on behalf of student-athlete development and success. I am fortunate to get to work every day with the most talented coaches and staff in the country and the most passionate alumni, donors and fans ever known to mankind. Our future is limitless!”

The terms of Barbour’s contract extension: https://www.psu.edu/ur/newsdocuments/Barbour_term_sheet.pdf

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