Trustees announce tuition freeze for 2012-2013

The Board of Trustees announced today in a press release that tuition will remain at its current level for the 2012-2013 academic year. The freeze would keep tuition at $13,006 for in-state students and $22,832 for out-of-state students.

The board also announced today that they are starting a campaign to raise money through alumni and friends of the university as well as an additional $8 million in financial aid which would be made available to students.

“Rising student debt is one of the major issues facing this nation today. Temple is committed to being a national leader in the effort to offer an affordable quality education,” Patrick J. O’Connor, chairman of the Board of Trustees, said in the press release.

Check back with The Temple News for more on the tuition freeze for the upcoming year.

Hart attends final board meeting as president

During her last Board of Trustees meeting as president, Ann Weaver Hart thanked the Board of Trustees for its support and expressed confidence in Temple moving forward, today.

“It has been truly an honor to be president of Temple University,” Hart said. “I know that you are all committed to a bright future for this incredible institution.”

“As my last president’s report, I want to thank you for the privledge of being part of this wonderful team and assure you that I have great faith and confidence that this institution will continue to nurture and advance the values and accomplishments that make it the great institution that it is,” Hart added.

The Temple News has requested an interview with Hart multiple times since the last board meeting in March, and has received no response.

After Hart’s speech, the board announced the extension of the Temple Association of University Professional’s contract through October 2014. According a press release, the extension will go into effect when the current contract expires this October.

The board’s committees then unanimously approved a slew of recommendations from the various committees.

Among the approvals were four projects recommended by the facilities committee. The projects included interior lighting upgrades to various buildings that would cost up to $2.86 million, as well as a roof replacement to McGonigle Hall that would cost up to $2 million.

The board also approved a recommendation from the aumni relations and development committee that would authorize the naming of the Glass Studios at Tyler School of Art for Irvin Borowsky and Laurie Wagman.

South Gateway residence hall project will likely don trustee’s name

Temple’s largest residence hall underway at Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue will likely don a trustee’s name, pending finalized paperwork.

At today’s Board of Trustees meeting, the trustees approved the authorization for the university to name the new residence hall, dining and retail complex. Although documents will still need to be finalized, David Unruh, senior vice president for Institutional Advancement, said the complex will likely be named in honor of Trustee Mitchell Morgan and his wife, Hilarie Morgan. The couple offered a $5 million donation for the project, he said.

Board Chairman Patrick J. O’Connor thanked the Morgans for their support to Temple as the board unanimously approved the naming process.

Mitchell Morgan is an alumnus, having earned an accounting degree, in 1976, and a law degree, in 1980, from the university.

Similarly, the board approved the following naming opportunities:

  • The box office and green room in the Temple Performing Arts Center for Kal and Lucille Rudman, two well-known philanthropists in the area. Kal Rudman is also a Temple alumnus.
  • The coach’s locker room in Edberg-Olson Hall for J. William Mills III, a trustee.
  • The hydrotherapy training center in Edberg-Olson Hall for Peter Chodoff, M.D., an alumnus and booster for Temple. The football practice field adjacent the hall is also named after Chodoff.