The search for Temple’s 12th president

Following President Richard M. Englert’s announcement in July 2020 that he will retire in 2021, after 45 years in 17 different posts at the university, Temple University is conducting a national search for its 12th president.

Presidential Search Committee
Board of Trustees Chair Mitchell L. Morgan announced on Sept. 14, 2020, the establishment of a Presidential Search Committee, which will seek and evaluate candidates for president of Temple University. The committee has partnered with the nationally recognized executive search firm, Diversified Search Group, and its higher education practice, Storbeck Search, to assist in the process. Learn more about that search team

Temple Community Input
Last fall, representatives of the Presidential Search Committee hosted a series of virtual town hall meetings with faculty, deans, students, staff and the community to receive input from these important constituencies. In addition, a survey was distributed to the university community to provide an additional opportunity for everyone with a stake in Temple’s future to provide input. Comments and suggestions from the hundreds of participants in the meetings and more than a thousand survey respondents have provided valuable insight. This information has been incorporated into the Presidential Search Prospectus and will continue to inform the process as the search moves forward. 

The Presidential Search Committee wants you to know that you can still provide candidate recommendations or other comments. Please send your feedback to

Presidential Search Committee Members