The Board of Trustees voted unanimously today to name Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Richard Englert the acting president of the university, said Assistant Vice President of University Communications Ray Betzner. Englert will begin his new role on July 1.
“Dr. Englert will serve as Acting President of Temple University until the Presidential Search Committee compeltes its work and recommends to the Board of Trustees an individual to become the next president of the University,” Patrick J. O’Connor, chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee, said in an email.
Englert’s contract was recently extended until the end of the year in order to ease the transition to a new president.
President Ann Weaver Hart will serve her last day at Temple on June 30, before assuming the role as president of the University of Arizona on July 1.
Check back with The Temple News for more on Richard Englert’s new role as acting president.