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About President Richard M. Englert

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President Richard M. Englert

Temple University Appoints Chancellor Richard M. Englert as President

Temple University announced on Sept. 26, 2023, that Richard M. Englert will serve as our president. He will serve as chief executive for the 2023–24 academic year while a search for a new president is underway.

Englert, who joined Temple in 1976 as an assistant to the dean of the College of Education, has a rich history of leadership within the university, including serving as chancellor since his most recent presidential term concluded in 2021. He continues to contribute to Temple's academic community as a professor in the College of Education and Human Development.

Englert’s extensive leadership roles have included president, chancellor, provost and interim senior vice president for academic affairs, deputy provost, dean of University College, interim dean of the Graduate School, acting provost, vice president for administration, acting director of intercollegiate athletics, associate vice president for administration, executive assistant to the vice president for university administration, and chief of staff to the late President Peter Liacouras.

At the college level, Englert has held positions such as dean of the College of Education; acting chief administrative officer of the School of Podiatric Medicine; acting dean of the formerly named College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; associate dean for administration and management at the College of Education; department chair for Policy, Organizational and Leadership Studies; and assistant to the dean of the College of Education.

This marks Englert’s third term as the university’s chief executive officer, previously serving as president from 2016 to 2021, and acting president for six months in 2012. The Board of Trustees originally appointed him as chancellor in 2012, and again after his service as the 11th president in 2021.