Penn State President Rodney Erickson Retires

05.12.14 | Terry Diener

  Rodney Erickson retired Sunday as president of Penn State, but he’s leaving with some nice parting gifts. The university’s board of trustees voted unanimously to rename Penn State’s food science building for Erickson, and showered him with other accolades. He received standing ovations throughout a trustees meeting, and at one point, a video honoring Erickson was shown. Not all stood for Erickson, though. A group remained seated through the ovations and the honors. Several people who signed up to speak were critical of Erickson, the trustees and their handling of the aftermath of the Sandusky scandal.