Temple University Ambler
William Parshall was appointed Executive Director of Temple University Ambler in January 2010. Mr. Parshall is also
Executive Director of the Temple University Center City (TUCC) campus and continues to oversee Temple’s Office of Extension Services.
Mr. Parshall has a distinguished record in leading TUCC since 2001. He helped to grow the number of students at TUCC from 2400 in 2001 to about 4000; and students at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, for retirees over age 55, from 500 in 2001 to a level that is on track to reach 800 students this year.
Prior to his arrival at Temple in 2001, Parshall was an Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Drexel University.
He received his B.A. in political science from Eisenhower College in Seneca Falls, New York, and a Masters of Public Affairs (M.P.A.) from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
After graduation, he served as legislative assistant to then United States Senator, now United States Vice President, Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
In 1982 he moved to Philadelphia to become Director of Community Affairs at Hunt Manufacturing Co., an office products and art supply firm. In 1993, Mayor Edward G. Rendell appointed Parshall to coordinate the City of Philadelphia’s homeless and special needs housing programs.
Mr. Parshall serves on the board of The Business Center for Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. His past board memberships include the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation - Philadelphia Advisory Council.
He and his family live in Montgomery County.