Temple University removes provost amid shortfall

    Temple University has removed its provost amid a $22 million shortfall in financial aid.

    The college in Philadelphia announced on Tuesday that Hai-Lung Dai was relieved of his administrative responsibilities.

    It’s not clear if the removal was tied to the shortfall and the university declined comment on his removal, saying it was a personnel issue.

    In a statement, Temple said all aid promised to students would be honored and the school has adjusted its budget to offset the shortfall.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Dai’s attorney released a statement saying Dai was saddened and called the decision to remove him “rash and completely unjustified.”

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