Temple University makes acting president permanent


PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Temple University’s acting president is staying on as the permanent head of the school.

The university’s board of trustees on Tuesday named Richard Englert Temple’s president. The 70-year-old was appointed acting president in July after the board forced out former president Neil Theobald over a deficit in the merit scholarship aid budget and the removal of the university’s provost.

Officials say the board still plans to conduct a search for a new president. But The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that process probably won’t begin until next summer, meaning Englert will likely serve as president of the 39,000-student university for the rest of this academic year and the next one.

Englert is a former provost and chancellor who has previously served as acting president prior to Theobald’s appointment.

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