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For The First Time In Its 137-Year History, Temple University Appoints A Black President

For the first time in Temple University’s 137-year history, the school has chosen its first Black president. Dr. Jason Wingard was announced as the university’s next president at a press conference by Board of Trustees chairman Mitchell Morgan, The Temple News reports. Wingard will succeed Richard Englert, who has served as the school’s president since 2016. According to Morgan, Wingard — who has held previous administrative positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University — was just the man for the job after Englert announced his decision to retire at the end of the 2020-21 academic year. “He had every specification, every qualification that we were looking for in the next president,” Morgan said. “He’s a visionary, he’s a great leader and we are really excited about him.” According to The Temple News, Wingard grew up attending the late Temple basketball coach John Chaney’s camps in Philadelphia and Ambler. He’s also lived in Philadelphia for the past 23 years...

Jun 17, 2021