Temple University Board of Trustees announce transitional leader

To the Temple community, 

Today, the Board of Trustees voted to appoint Chancellor Richard M. Englert as president of Temple University. Dr. Englert will carry on the work that President JoAnne A. Epps started and provide a steady hand of leadership while the search for Temple’s next chief executive continues. 

Dr. Englert’s career at Temple has spanned nearly half a century, highlighted by Temple’s development as a national leader in higher education, while remaining faithful to its mission of access and its unique role as Philadelphia’s public university. Dr. Englert first arrived at Temple in 1976 as an assistant to the dean of the College of Education. Since then, he has served in an array of leadership roles—one of the most recent being his term as Temple’s 11th president, from 2016 to 2021.

During this time of deep sorrow, we are immensely grateful to Dr. Englert for answering the call, as he always has, to lead the Temple community forward. We anticipate completing the ongoing search and announcing the next president of Temple University in spring 2024.


Mitchell L. Morgan
Chair, Board of Trustees