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Temple University has appointed acting president Richard M. Englert to the permanent position of president. 

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Temple University finally has a president.

After removing the university's president and provost during the summer, Temple's Board of Directors appointed acting president Richard M. Englert to the permanent position of president, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

"He's earned the right to this appointment," Kevin Feeley, a spokesman for Temple's board, told The Inquirer. "He has the full confidence of the board."

According to Temple's website, Englert has served in 16 different positions at Temple since he joined the administration in 1976.

“Having spent most of my academic career here, I have seen how Temple has become one of the best public urban research universities in the nation,” Englert said in a statement. “While our leadership has changed over the decades, our mission has not. Temple has been — and will be — a university that is accessible, affordable, diverse and high-quality. That is who we are. It is in our DNA.”

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