New Temple President Theobald says it’s ‘great to be an owl’
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Temple’s Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to elect the institution’s tenth president. “It is great to be an owl,” said Neil Theobald. With all of his experience both inside and outside the classroom, Theobald says he already has priorities set for Temple: “Looking at the fundraising program, how do we expand that, what’s our strategy, how do we make contact with people — that’ll be number one. Then, how do we make the athletic program successful in the Big East, that’s a very important step. And also, financial aid.” He says affordable education, increasing financial aid and limiting student debt will be the major focus of his tenure.