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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY APPOINTS DR. JASON WINGARD– THE SCHOOL’S FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT IN ITS HISTORY

On June 8, Temple University announced Dr. Jason Wingard’s appointment as the university’s 12th president.

The incoming leader will officially begin his role on July 1, 2021. According to the announcement, President Dr. Richard M. Englert—who is Temple’s current president—is retiring after working there for 45 years.

Wingard, a Pennsylvania native, previously served as a chief learning officer of Goldman Sachs, founding and working as chairman of The Education Board Inc., and holding teaching and senior leadership positions at Stanford University, Columbia University, and the University of Pennsylvania. After a 10-month search to find the university’s next president, Wingard garnered a unanimous vote from Temple University’s Board of Trustees to be appointed to the prestigious position.

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