According to WIS News:
The University of South Carolina has named professor Phil Lacy to be interim dean of the Law School.
Lacy succeeds Burnele V. Powell, who stepped down in September to return to teaching. Powell came to South Carolina as the school's first black dean in 2003.
A search committee has been formed to conduct a nationwide search for a new dean.
The last search lasted two years before the school finally settled on Powell.
Lacy is 57 years old and is a Duke University and Virginia law School graduate. He has taught law at USC since 1975.