STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State has hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley.

The 54-year-old Barbour replaces David Joyner, who announced he was resigning last month. Joyner took over at Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal in late 2011.

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Barbour was given a five-year deal that pays $700,000 per year with potential bonuses.

Penn State president Eric Barron said she was the unanimous choice of the university’s screening committee.