Searches under way for two chancellor positions

University Park, Pa. -- Penn State is seeking candidates for the chancellor positions at both Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, and Penn State Harrisburg. The position is open at Fayette due to the death of Emmanuel Osagie. The position opened at Harrisburg when Madlyn Hanes was appointed vice president for Commonwealth Campuses.

The chancellor serves as the chief executive officer and principal academic leader of the campus and is responsible for the quality of academic programs in teaching, research, and service; strategic planning; budgeting; philanthropy; faculty and staff development; outreach; and alumni relations.

The position requires an individual who can lead a campus that is part of a 24-campus, student-centered, comprehensive research university. In addition to providing academic and administrative leadership, the chancellor is a key executive of the University and serves as a member of the Academic Leadership Council and Council of Campus Chancellors. The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with an entrepreneurial outlook who is able to take charge of an effective and thriving campus, and is capable of providing leadership for higher education in the region. Demonstrated success in fundraising is essential. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Penn State Fayette is located on a 100-acre site in the Laurel Highlands foothills just outside Uniontown. Current enrollment is 1,100, of which 35 percent are adult students. There are 56 full-time and 35 part-time faculty. The campus offers seven baccalaureate and 10 associate degrees. Students also can complete the first two years of nearly all of Penn State's 160-plus baccalaureate degrees at the Fayette campus and then move on to another Penn State campus to complete their studies.

The campus features continuing education programs designed to meet the personnel needs of the local community, as well as the training needs of business and industry. A wide variety of credit, non-credit, certificate and personal enrichment classes are offered throughout the year. Penn State Fayette also hosts a variety of signature and special events and sponsors more than 25 student clubs and organizations. Intramural and intercollegiate sports activities complement the educational experience.

Penn State Harrisburg is an undergraduate college and graduate school of Penn State. The campus enrolls more than 4,000 students and offers two associate, 34 baccalaureate, 22 master’s and three doctoral degrees. The campus also offers the first two years of study leading to more than 160 baccalaureate majors available throughout Penn State. Penn State Harrisburg is organized into five academic schools: Behavioral Sciences and Education; Business Administration; Humanities; Public Affairs; and Science, Engineering and Technology. The campus is home to a number of research centers and institutes that serve the South Central Pennsylvania region of the Commonwealth, and have substantial sponsorship and industry partners. There are 200 full-time and 57 part-time faculty.

Penn State Harrisburg is located on a 218-acre suburban campus in Middletown, eight miles east of Harrisburg. Proximity to the capital city provides opportunities for internships, research fellowships, service-learning and cultural experiences as well as engagement in state government.

More than 50 clubs and organizations and numerous cultural, leadership and community events enrich campus life. The campus, a member of the North Eastern Athletic Conference, hosts 12 varsity sports teams and is scheduled to become a full member of the NCAA Division III in September 2010.

Nominations, applications and inquiries for the Fayette position should be sent to Search Committee for the Chancellor of Penn State Fayette, The Pennsylvania State University, 111 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802. Nominations, applications and inquiries for the Harrisburg position should be sent to Search Committee for the Chancellor of Penn State Harrisburg, The Pennsylvania State University, 111 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802.

The committee also will accept applications or nominations for both positions by e-mail at Review of applications will begin in June, and continue until each position is filled. The anticipated start date is Jan. 1, 2011, or earlier if possible. For more information, e-mail

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Last Updated September 26, 2011