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Temple University names JoAnne Epps interim president

Acting Temple University President JoAnne Epps(Philadelphia Tribune photo).

(This story was updated at 5:25 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 to include new reporting)

PHILADELPHIA — Former Temple Law School Dean JoAnne Epps has been named Temple University’s acting president, the state-related school announced Tuesday.

A copy of the email announcing JoAnne Epps as Temple’s new acting president (Submitted).

Mitchell Morgan, the chairperson of Temple’s Board of Trustees, made the announcement in an email sent out shortly after 5 p.m.

“There is no one more qualified than JoAnne Epps to lead us through this critical moment in our history, and we are grateful she has accepted this responsibility,” Morgan wrote. “We look to her for guidance and thoughtful leadership as we continue to focus on developing and implementing solutions to some of our key challenges.

Epps, 71, replaces Temple’s former president Jason Wingard, who resigned on March 31.

Epps served as Temple’s school dean from July 2008 until her appointment as executive vice president and provost of Temple University in July 2016.

She left Temple as part of a senior management shakeup by  Wingard in 2021.

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