About the President

Dr. Jason Wingard, Temple University’s 12th President

An innovative thought leader with experience that spans across higher education and business, Jason Wingard became Temple University’s 12th president on July 1, 2021. President Wingard brings a combination of academic accomplishments and real-world experience to the role.

President Jason Wingard

Before coming to Temple, President Wingard was dean and professor at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies. As professor, his courses on human capital management covered areas including leadership development, organizational strategy and the future of work. His academic career also includes serving as vice dean of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and as executive director of Stanford University’s Stanford Educational Leadership Institute.

In addition to holding leadership positions in higher education, he previously served as managing director and chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs, as well as a variety of cross-functional executive and consulting roles for organizations including the Aspen Institute, the Vanguard Group, ePals Inc. (now Cricket Media), the ePals Foundation and Silicon Graphics Inc.

Vision for Temple

President Wingard’s vision is grounded in a compelling, promising future for the university focused on student access, educational value, research and academic thought leadership, community engagement, and reputational excellence. His current priorities address the changing landscape of higher education and the future of work for the more than 37,000 students who call Temple home. As part of his commitment to Temple Made innovation and impact, he will build upon and elevate our excellence as an institution of higher education.

This vision will guide President Wingard’s presidency as the chief ambassador for Temple, nationally recognized as a center of excellence in teaching, research and healthcare with campuses and partnerships here and across the globe including Temple Health, Temple Rome and Temple Japan.

He will focus on Temple’s long-standing commitment to equity and access as well as the opportunity to advance innovation in teaching and learning to better prepare students to meet the changing demands of employers. President Wingard will emphasize reviewing the university’s current academic curricula to ensure Temple students graduate with the skills top employers desire and are ready to lead in their careers. Students will also be positioned for lifelong learning, preparing them for professional success. 

He plans to strengthen Temple’s value proposition, ensuring that we continue to be a regional and global leader in higher education and research. President Wingard recognizes the importance of Temple as Philadelphia’s public university and our commitment to our surrounding communities. He is dedicated to engaging authentically with our neighbors and deepening the university’s relationships both in the city and throughout the broader region.

President Wingard speaking with Temple students on Main Campus.

Photo by Photography by: Betsy Manning

Ties to Philadelphia and Temple

Having grown up in the Greater Philadelphia region and as a longtime Philadelphia resident, President Wingard has a deep appreciation and passion for the city and Temple. He also has a connection to the university.

His father, Levi, attended graduate school at Temple, and as a child, President Wingard himself participated in basketball camps led by former men’s basketball Head Coach John Chaney. He’s also a devoted listener of WRTI’s Bob Perkins.

He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Gingi, and their five children.

Board and Leadership Positions

In addition to his academic role, President Wingard serves as founding partner and chair of The Education Board Inc., a boutique management consulting firm specializing in executive coaching and corporate advisory services.

President Wingard serves as a member of the board of directors of Kroll, the world’s premier provider of services and digital products related to governance, risk and transparency.

As a public servant, he is currently on the boards of directors of JUST Capital, Roundabout Theatre Company and the Education Board Foundation. He previously served on the boards of directors for Tides, Building 21, United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia, the National Center for Fathering and Philadelphia Futures.

President Wingard and students in the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication.

Photo by Photography by: Joseph V. Labolito


President Wingard has lectured and written extensively on the topic of strategy, learning and leadership. He has authored several books, including

  • The College Devaluation Crisis: Market Disruption, Diminishing ROI, and an Alternative Future of Learning (2022);
  • The Great Skills Gap: Optimizing the Talent Pipeline for the Future of Work (2021);
  • Learning for Life: How Continuous Education Will Keep Us Competitive in the Global Knowledge Economy (2016); and
  • Learning to Succeed: Reinventing Corporate Education in a World of Unrelenting Change (2015).

He currently serves as a senior contributor on leadership strategy to Forbes and is represented by several global speakers’ bureaus.

Read the president’s latest publications.


President Wingard holds a BA in sociology (organizational behavior and social psychology), with honors, from Stanford University, where he was a member of the varsity football and track teams. He also holds a MA in education (professional development) from Emory University; an EdM in technology in education from Harvard University; and a PhD in education, culture and society (corporate education) from the University of Pennsylvania.