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Jason Wingard Named Temple’s Next President

Jason Wingard, former dean of Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, will become Temple University’s 12th president, the university announced Tuesday.

Wingard will step into the role on July 1 — the same day that current president Richard M. Englert retires from the presidency. Wingard will be the first Black president in Temple’s 137-year history.

“I am honored by the board’s selection and excited to lead one of the nation’s premier urban research universities,” Wingard said in a statement. “Temple will continue to provide its diverse and talented community of learners an unparalleled, accessible opportunity to leverage a best-in-class network of faculty and academic resources in support of dynamic and lifelong professional goals.”

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