Posted December 16, 2022

Celebrating successes, addressing challenges, and looking forward to 2023

In this year-end video message to the Temple family, President Wingard looks back at 2022 and forward to the coming year. 

President Wingard wearing a suit and tie
Photography By: 
Eric Lovett

As we close out 2022, I want to highlight our successes and challenges as a community. I’m thrilled to report that Temple University is thriving. In the areas of academics and research, we’re among the best, and best-valued, universities in the country. And there is much more to come.

This week, I prepared a special video message for you to acknowledge our collective efforts, and address areas where we must find solutions.  

Like many universities across the country, we’re facing two critical challenges: the mental health of our students, and increasing gun violence. I want you to know that we’re redoubling our efforts to connect students with the mental health resources they need. And we’re working hard to keep you safe, including partnering with Philadelphia police, students, community members, and crime experts on new initiatives. To hear more, click on the image below or read a transcript,  

Video Production: Joseph Schreiber and Eric Lovett

On a personal note, Gingi and I are very excited about our family’s upcoming move to North Philadelphia. We look forward to seeing you even more around campus in 2023! 

I wish you and your loved ones a joyous, safe, and reinvigorating winter break. 

With gratitude, 

Dr. Jason Wingard