During the Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, President Richard M. Englert informed the Board of his intent to retire from the presidency next year. He will continue to fill the position until a successor is found.
The search process will include opportunities for input from Temple stakeholders, including students, faculty, alumni and neighbors.
President Englert is the 11th president of Temple University and has been a part of the Temple community for more than 45 years.
This is Englert’s second term as the university’s chief executive officer, having served as acting president for six months in 2012. Temple’s Board of Trustees appointed him to the role of chancellor at the end of 2012, a position he will once again hold after leaving the presidency.
“Dick Englert is the living embodiment of everything that is good about Temple,” Mitchell L. Morgan, the Board of Trustees Chair said in a statement Tuesday evening. “If Russell Conwell was alive today, he would immediately recognize his legacy in Dick’s relentless focus on the mission to create educational opportunities that are affordable, accessible, diverse, high quality and community conscious.”