Dear Temple community,
I am pleased that Temple University and the Temple University Graduate Students’ Association (TUGSA) reached an agreement acknowledging the union’s priorities and reflecting the university’s respect for our graduate students and their impactful work.
Over the past six weeks, Temple demonstrated remarkable resilience. Perseverance conquers, and today’s agreement is evidence of our collective willingness to unite and advance.
On behalf of our entire university community, I extend thanks to all those involved in the negotiating process and who ensured continuity of education during this challenging time. I am grateful for the progress we made together.
With a new contract in place, we must now re-prioritize expanding access, increasing educational value, growing Temple’s thought leadership, driving even greater community engagement, and elevating Temple’s global reputation.
Thank you, again, for your commitment to Temple and contributing your talent to our world-class classrooms, laboratories, and libraries.
Dr. Jason Wingard