Outgoing Temple president a candidate to lead University of Arizona

    The University of Arizona needs a new president and it just so happens Temple University has one to offer.

    Temple President Ann Weaver Hart announced last fall she plans to leave the North Philadelphia campus June 30. The Arizona Board of Regents said today Hart will visit next week as an official presidential candidate there.

    “We are extremely pleased that Dr. Hart has agreed to pursue the presidency at the UA,” ABOR Chair Fred DuVal said in a news release. “Her extensive background as an accomplished chief executive officer and experience in academic medicine will be a tremendous asset to the UA and the entire state.”

    Temple has already begun its search to replace Hart, who will leave behind her five-year academic plan and a series of campus development projects.

    “President Hart has seen Temple through a period of great accomplishment and progress,” Temple Board of Trustees Chairman Patrick J. O’Connor said of the announcement. “Temple’s reputation as one of the nation’s great urban research universities continues to rise. “We wish President Hart well at the University of Arizona.”

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