Temple University names Dr. Jason Wingard as the university’s 12th president.

Temple is proud to announce Dr. Jason Wingard as the university’s new president beginning July 1, 2021. 

This announcement comes after a search conducted by the university’s Presidential Search Committee following President Richard Englert’s announcement in July 2020 that he planned to retire in 2021. Learn more about the search for Temple’s 12th president.

Dr. Wingard comes to Temple after serving as dean and professor of the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. A native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, his academic career includes teaching and senior leadership posts at Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. In addition, he 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.

Dr. Wingard will succeed President Englert upon his retirement on July 1.

Portrait of Richard M. Englert

Richard M. Englert, President

President Richard M. Englert brings a depth of experience and institutional perspective as he serves the third year of his presidency and the 43rd year of his Temple career—a span that rivals that of Temple founder Russell Conwell. He is passionate about the success of Temple students, faculty and staff, and is a stalwart champion of the university’s mission to offer a high-quality education that is accessible, affordable and diverse.

Under his leadership, the university welcomed its largest and most academically qualified class of new students and broke records for freshman applications. It also began major campus renovations, highlighted by the new, state-of-the-art Charles Library. At the same time, Temple’s faculty gained unprecedented national recognition, and its student-athletes reached new levels of success on the field and off.

“I can say without reservation that there has never been a better time to be part of the Temple family, whether you are a student, faculty member, administrator or alumnus,” Englert said. “We have a strong dedication to our mission and an unrelenting commitment to our students, our neighbors and our great city.”

For four decades, President Englert has always responded to Temple’s call, having served with loyalty and distinction in 16 different capacities, including teacher, administrator and leader. Temple’s Board of Trustees appointed him to the role of chancellor in 2012 and president in 2016.

Englert arrived at Temple as an assistant to the dean of the College of Education. Over the years, he has been provost and interim senior vice president for academic affairs, dean of the College of Education and vice president for administration, among many other roles. Since 1985, he has served as a professor in the College of Education. 

Englert earned a doctorate in educational administration from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also has a master’s degree from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College.


Richard M. Englert
President of Temple University

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