UNIVERSITY PARK President Rodney Erickson has named David M. Joyner as director of Intercollegiate Athletics through the remainder of his term, the university said in a news release Monday.
Joyner became acting athletic director in November 2011, replacing Tim Curley, who was placed on administrative after allegations of child sex abuse against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Penn State did not renew the contract of Curleys contract, who retired late last year.
I have confidence in Dr. Joyner and want him to continue as part of my leadership team while I am president, Erickson said in a statement.
Joyner received his bachelors degree in science from Penn State in 1972 and his medical doctorate from Penn States College of Medicine in 1976, according to the university. He served residencies at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and in the World Football League. Joyner also was U.S. Team physician for the 1992 Olympic Winter Games.