UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A national search is underway for the next dean of Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs (SIA).

Susan Welch, dean of the College of the Liberal Arts, will chair the search committee.

James Houck, a retired vice admiral and former judge advocate general of the Navy, has served as interim dean for Penn State Law and the SIA since August 2013.

“Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs are extraordinarily well positioned to offer programs of the highest quality that prepare graduates to succeed in a 21st century global society,” said Nick Jones, executive vice president and provost. “The successful candidate will have the leadership and vision to advance Penn State Law as a premier institution among its peers.”

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State is seeking candidates for the chancellor and chief academic officer (CAO) of the Penn State Greater Allegheny campus. Nancy Herron is serving as interim chancellor following the retirement of Curtiss Porter in December 2013.

The chancellor/CAO serves as the chief executive and academic leader of the campus and is responsible for the quality of academic programs; stewardship of the University’s teaching, research and service missions; strategic planning; budgeting; philanthropy; faculty and staff development, recruitment and evaluation; outreach; alumni relations; and cultivation and stewardship of campus constituents. In addition, the chancellor/CAO is a key executive of the University and serves as a member of the Academic Leadership Council and Council of Campus Chancellors. The chancellor/CAO reports to the vice president for Commonwealth Campuses.