President Neil D. Theobald has appointed Vice President William Bergman, a 17-year veteran of the university, as a presidential special assistant.
"Bill's many years of service at Temple will make him an invaluable resource as we move Temple forward," said Theobald. "I'm pleased he has agreed to return to the Executive Office of President in this role."
Bergman came to Temple in 1996 to oversee the university’s public safety operation after 27 years with the Philadelphia Police Department, where he served as chief inspector of the Detective Bureau, chief inspector of the Communications Bureau and deputy police commissioner. He rose through the university’s senior management ranks and became vice president of operations and business services in 1999.
After that, Bergman served for two years as chief of staff to former President Ann Weaver Hart, and since late 2011 has been responsible for overseeing several university divisions, including Operations, Campus Safety Services, Business Services and Environmental Health and Safety.
"Temple has been an important part of my life," said Bergman. "I look forward to working with President Theobald to make sure that the university continues to be a vital part of this city and the commonwealth."