Temple University hires first Black president in the school’s 137-year history

Temple University on Tuesday tapped a Philadelphia resident whose career has straddled both business and academia, with previous leadership appointments at two Ivy League universities and Stanford, as its next president.

Jason Wingard, 49, who grew up in West Chester, currently lives in Chestnut Hill, and once worked at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, will become the first Black president in Temple’s 137-year history on July 1.

He currently is a Columbia University professor who served for five years as a dean before stepping down from that post last summer.

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