Dear Members of the Temple Community,
Our hearts are heavy with the sudden loss of President JoAnne A. Epps, whose legacy and contributions to Temple University will continue to inspire us. I hope you will be able to attend the celebration of her life planned for 10 a.m. Friday in the Liacouras Center.
I am honored to again lead this outstanding institution. I have witnessed the unwavering passion and resilience of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. It is these qualities that make our university exceptional, and I am eager to work alongside you to further our mission of access, academic excellence, research and community engagement.
In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to engaging with you, hearing your perspectives and working together to achieve our shared goals. Let us harness our strengths, foster scholarship and learning, and build a brighter future for Temple University.
Thank you for all you do and your commitment to our beloved institution. Together, we will continue to rise.
Richard M. Englert