Search Timeline and Updates

Temple University’s presidential search process will generally proceed according to the timeline below. Any updates to this schedule will be posted and shared with the community through this site and other messaging. 

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What We Have Accomplished

September 2023

  • Mitchell Morgan, chair of Temple’s Board of Trustees, announced the official launch of the presidential search.
  • Information about search advisory committee members was shared with the community.
  • The committee invited university stakeholders to listening sessions as well as an in-person survey, to collect feedback that informed the presidential profile.

November 2023

  • The Creative Genius compiled key insights from more than 30 hours of listening sessions as well as survey responses.
  • Details about the desired attributes we believe as a community are critical to the next president successfully leading Temple were compiled.

December 2023

  • The position specification was shared with students, faculty and staff.

January 2024

  • The search advisory committee shared with Temple students, faculty and staff that it had met to discuss the prospective candidates.
  • The committee communicated that next steps included narrowing down the candidate list and holding the first round of interviews.

February 2024

  • After reviewing the pool of highly qualified candidates, the committee has advanced the search to the interview stage.

March 2024

  • The advisory committee conducted several rounds of interviews.

April 2024

  • The committee unanimously narrowed the pool to a very small group of highly qualified individuals.
Where We Are

Spring 2024

  • The committee and Spencer Stuart are thoroughly vetting candidates to ensure that each is a strong match for this crucial leadership role.
What Is Ahead

Spring 2024

  • The Board of Trustees reviews the recommendation, votes to appoint the president and makes an official announcement.
  • The new president-elect is introduced to the Temple University community.


The presidential search is an important opportunity to determine how we will achieve what we have planned for the university’s future while remaining grounded in our mission. The university is prioritizing engaging broadly and thoughtfully with our collective community—students, faculty, staff, alumni and neighbors—to ensure diverse perspectives inform the search process.

Temple is also engaging with a research and strategy firm as well as a leadership advisory firm to help guide the process. In partnership with both firms and the Temple community, we have set the framework for a search process that emphasizes the university’s core values and ideals—access, affordability, diversity, inclusivity and perseverance, among many others. We are confident that this process will conclude with successfully selecting a president who will lead us on a visionary and innovative path that builds on the transformation we are already experiencing and takes us even further.