Associate fiscal VP Chant announces plans to retire
Richard Chant, Temple's associate vice president for budget and fiscal affairs, has announced his intention to retire, effective summer of 2005.
In making his announcement, Chant said his time at Temple "has been the most rewarding and gratifying part of my career."
"I have served under two wonderful presidents, Peter Liacouras and David Adamany, and have seen the University and campus grow and change in ways that could not have been imagined 20 years ago," he said.
In announcing his plans now, Chant noted that it was important that the University have sufficient notice to begin a search for his successor and effect a smooth transition of his responsibilities.
Martin Dorph, vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, praised Chant for his service.
"It has been my pleasure to know and work with Dick Chant for almost 25 years. I have relied upon his wisdom, integrity and professionalism. His dedication to Temple and to public service has been an example to me."
Chant came to Temple University in 1983 after previously serving as the City of Philadelphia's director of operating budget.
Dorph has said that a nationwide search for the next associate vice president for budget and fiscal affairs will begin immediately.