Statement of Temple University concerning agreement with former provost Hai Lung Dai

An internal complaint was made against then Provost Hai-Lung Dai which was reported in the media as a claim of sexual harassment. That complaint was thoroughly investigated by an independent firm.  The investigator’s conclusion was that the complaint could not be substantiated.
It also has been reported that the University overspent its financial aid budget.  That over-expenditure was due to the unanticipated popularity and success of a merit scholarship program.  This program, together with other initiatives implemented by the University in recent years, had a positive impact on applications, enrollment, diversity and student success. 
We are grateful to Dr. Dai for his distinguished service to Temple, and we welcome him back to our administrative team in his new role as Vice President for International Affairs later this year.