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Dr. Neil Theobald Could Be Temple University’s 10th President

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By Tim Jimenez

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Hundreds applied, dozens were interviewed, and now one name remains to become the next President of Temple University.

Temple’s board of trustees announced a sole finalist to become the 10th President in the university’s history.

And that man is Dr. Neil Theobald, Senior Vice President and CFO at Indiana University.

Board Chairman Patrick O’Connor, in a letter to the Temple community, praised Theobald’s work as a teacher, researcher and for role in managing Indiana’s $3 billion budget.

Temple Staff, faculty and students can meet with Theobald on campus Monday evening and Tuesday morning. If the board approves, he will begin working January 1st of next year.

Until then, acting President Richard Englert will remain on the job.

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