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Update: Sandy Barbour Not Necessarily Retiring at End of Contract

Barbour recently signed a contract that will keep her in State College until 2023.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Penn State Chris Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Update 4/10 - 7:38 p.m.: A Penn State spokesperson announced earlier this afternoon that Sandy Barbour does not necessarily plan on retiring at the end of her current contract.

Original Story

In a feature with State College Magazine, Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour announced that she intends to retire following the end of her current contract in 2023.

Barbour recently agreed to an extension with the university that will pay here an average of $1,269,000 over the course of her contract.

She will be 63 at the time the contract expires.

Barbour joined the Nittany Lions in 2014 following a 10-year spell as the AD of the University of California-Berkeley. Prior to that she spent time as an Associate and Deputy AD at Notre Dame and four years heading up Tulane’s athletic department.

Barbour was the first female AD in university history and was named athletic director of the year by the NACDA in 2016-17. During that year, Penn State won nine conference titles and one national title.

She’s also helped to see major renovations to a number of Penn State sporting venues and help create the current master plan which calls for renovations of Beaver Stadium and Jeffrey Field among others.