Temple University has appointed John Fry as its 15th president following a unanimous vote by the board, succeeding the late JoAnne Epps. Fry’s appointment brings to a close a leadership search that began after Epps’ sudden death last fall. Fry, celebrated for his extensive work in higher education and community development, previously served as president of Drexel University for 14 years. His tenure at Drexel was marked by significant achievements, including expanding the university’s global partnerships, initiating major fundraising campaigns, and fostering community relationships. Fry now takes on the responsibility of overseeing over 30,000 students, 8,700 faculty members, and nearly 360,000 alumni at Temple University. The appointment has been praised by key university figures such as Mitchell L. Morgan, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Richard M. Englert, former Temple President.

Higher Education, Community Development,United States, Philadelphia

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