President Ann Weaver Hart recently announced that Richard M. Englert — a respected university leader for more than three decades — has accepted a two-year appointment as interim senior vice president and provost.
"Strong, stable academic leadership is crucial at this time…We must not lose momentum," said Hart, who cited the importance of working to implement the Academic Strategic Compass and the Temple 20/20 framework. "I have found Dick to be a thoughtful, decisive leader and team player who is action-oriented and makes things happen. He is exactly the kind of academic leader that Temple needs right now."
Hart announced that Temple will conduct a nationwide search for a provost in the second year of Englert's term as interim senior vice president and provost, and that she will encourage internal leaders to become candidates.
Englert, who most recently held the positions of deputy provost and dean of University College, has been a faculty member in the College of Education and an institutional leader in various capacities since 1976. His positions have included vice president for administration; acting chief administrative officer of the School of Podiatric Medicine; acting dean of the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; acting director of intercollegiate athletics; associate vice president for administration; dean of the College of Education; and chief of staff to the president.