Dr. Jason Wingard, President
As Temple University’s 12th president, Jason Wingard, PhD, brings a combination of academic accomplishments and real-world experience to the role. Wingard is an innovative thought leader, senior administrator and executive with experience that spans across higher education and business.
His vision for Temple’s future addresses the changing landscape of higher education. He will build upon our excellence as an institution of higher education and prioritize a career readiness agenda for the more than 37,000 students who call Temple home.
This vision will guide Wingard’s presidency as the chief ambassador for Temple, nationally recognized as a center of excellence in teaching, research and healthcare with campuses and partnerships here and across the globe including Temple Health, Temple Rome and Temple University Japan.
Additionally, Wingard will focus on Temple’s commitment to equity and access as well as the opportunity to advance innovation and learning to better prepare students to meet the changing demands of employers. Wingard plans to strengthen Temple’s value proposition, ensuring that the education students receive here aligns with the skills top employers desire, leading to strong employment outcomes for students and a pipeline of qualified Temple graduates ready to enter the workforce.
As a longtime Philadelphia resident, Wingard has a deep appreciation and passion for the city and he recognizes the importance of Temple as Philadelphia’s public university. As part of this commitment to our surrounding communities, he is dedicated to engaging authentically with our neighbors and deepening the university’s relationships both in the city and the broader region.
Wingard also has a lifelong connection to Temple. His father, Levi, attended graduate school here, and as a child, Wingard himself participated in basketball camps led by former men’s basketball Head Coach John Chaney. He’s also a devoted listener of WRTI’s Bob Perkins.
He was previously the dean and professor of the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University. His academic career includes teaching and senior leadership posts at Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. Wingard also served as chief learning officer of Goldman Sachs and as founder and chair of The Education Board, Inc., a management consultancy specializing in executive coaching and corporate advisory services. He has lectured and written extensively on the topic of strategy, learning and leadership, and he has authored several books.
Wingard holds a BA in sociology from Stanford University, a master’s in education from Emory University, an EdM in technology in education from Harvard University and a PhD in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.
Wingard succeeds Chancellor Richard M. Englert, who retired after 45 years of service to Temple.
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