Executive Director, Temple
Ambler; Executive Director,
William Parshall is currently the Director of Temple University Center City and Extension Services. The Center City Campus serves almost 4,000 credit students each semester. It is also the home of the Temple University Real Estate Institute, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Boyer Music Preparatory Program.
Prior to his arrival at Temple in 2001, Mr. Parshall was an Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Drexel University.
He received his BA in political science from Eisenhower College in Seneca Falls, New York in 1976 and his Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1978.
After graduation, Mr. Parshall served as legislative assistant to United States Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE). 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 Mr. Parshall to coordinate the City of Philadelphia’s homeless and special needs housing programs.
He 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.