They discussed lowered state funding, collaboration and how their schools can help improve the city.
The search stalled over the summer after administrative upheaval.
The school has called for “non-traditional” candidates to apply.
The meeting was held over the phone because of a snowstorm that hit Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Administrators are considering changing when the break is scheduled.
President Englert talked about the budget and immigration restrictions.
The merit scholarship program was reviewed and changed after it was overdrawn by $22 million.
Ken Lawrence will become Montgomery County's first African-American commissioner.
Search committees will interview candidates this semester and select two deans before Fall 2017.
The former provost says his suit against a former president was resolved.