Posted October 11, 2016

Englert appointed Temple president

Richard M. Englert has been acting president since July 21 and is now president. 

President Richard M. Englert standing at a podium and talking.
Photography By: 
Ryan Brandenberg
President Richard M. Englert addressed the Temple community at the 2016 State of the University.

Temple University’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted on Tuesday to appoint Richard M. Englert as president. He has been acting president since July 21.

“President Englert has devoted his life to Temple University,” said Board of Trustees Chair Patrick J. O’Connor in announcing the decision. ”Over the course of his 40-year career at Temple, he has earned a reputation as an outstanding teacher, administrator and leader.”

He continued, ”On behalf of the board, I congratulate President Englert on his appointment and I know that the entire university community joins me in wishing him continued success.”

O’Connor said Englert’s appointment would provide the Board of Trustees an opportunity to ”design and implement a deliberate and thoughtful process in the search for a successor.”

President Englert has held 16 other appointments at the university, from vice president for administration to dean of the College of Education, from provost to president’s chief of staff, among many other positions.

”I am deeply honored by the decision of the Board of Trustees and their display of confidence,” said President Englert. ”Temple University is an amazing institution of higher education with tremendous momentum. We are going to keep that forward movement alive in the coming months and years.”