Temple University — President

Temple University invites nominations and applications for the position of President. 

A comprehensive institution founded in 1884, Temple University is a national leader in education, research, and healthcare and prepares the largest body of professional practitioners in Pennsylvania. Temple enrolls over 37,000 students, employs more than 9,000 faculty and staff, and has over 340,000 living alumni worldwide. Temple offers over 500 academic programs from 17 schools and colleges across 5 campuses. The main campus is located in Philadelphia, the center of economic activity in the state of Pennsylvania, home to five Fortune 1000 companies, and a city designated as an emerging biotechnology hub. Philadelphia is known for its arts, culture, history, and cuisine. The city features more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other American city and has one of the largest contiguous urban park areas in the United States. Temple is home to world-class faculty, nationally and internationally recognized academic departments and programs, and a diverse student body that is inclusive of students from across the nation and the globe. Temple’s R1 research portfolio, with $284 million in total expenditures for 2019, has more than doubled in the last eight years.

The next President will embody Temple’s core values, including: the highest levels of integrity and empathy; a dedication to growing and fostering a diverse and inclusive community; a respect for—and support of—students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and community members; a passion for creating opportunity and accessibility in education; and a visionary, innovative approach to leadership that addresses the challenges and opportunities facing higher education in the decades to come. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President will lead the University and serve as the primary advocate for Temple’s interests, particularly the importance of creating an outstanding student experience. The next President will govern the progress of the University by identifying goals and priorities, managing its $1.18b budget, stewarding its nearly $650 million endowment, and collaborating across all constituencies to build trust and ensure inclusive representation from the Temple community as the University advances major initiatives. The next President of Temple University will work closely with the Board, senior administrators, Deans, and other community leaders to identify, plan, and execute the University’s strategic plan, including advancing both its more than $2 billion academic medical center as well as the University’s international footprint. The President will lead effectively with a commitment to shared governance and will promote transparency and collaboration across all constituencies. The President will also lead the conversation about the important role of athletics at the University. The next President of Temple University will have: substantive fiscal and personnel management experience and a strong business acumen; a high level of cultural competency and a demonstrated commitment to the values of equity, inclusion, and justice; experience leading a large and complex organization; a successful track record of fundraising and institutional and community development; a foundational understanding of—and deep respect for—shared governance and faculty engagement; and a record of accomplishment engaging with and supporting local and regional communities. 

For best consideration, please direct all nominations and applications to: 

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Executive Managing Director, Diversified Search Group | Storbeck Search
Judith von Seldeneck, Founder and Chair, Diversified Search Group
Dale Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Diversified Search Group
Harold Epps, Senior Advisor, Diversified Search Group
Tammarah Townes, Managing Associate, Diversified Search Group | Storbeck Search
Carly Rose DiGiovanni, Associate, Diversified Search Group | Storbeck Search
TemplePresident@storbecksearch.com 

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