He’s the driving force behind Temple’s transformation from a regionally respected university into an internationally renowned institution.
In his five years as president, David Adamany has made upping Temple’s academic standards his paramount goal. He has led efforts to recruit some of the world’s best faculty and students and is partly responsible for igniting the revitalization of North Philadelphia.
But throughout his tenure and Temple’s expansion, there have been growing pains. Some students have protested his decision to limit on-campus housing to underclassmen; others have claimed Temple’s diverse community is becoming whiter, and some have questioned if Temple serves Philadelphia natives the way it once did.
For the first time, Adamany held a candid press conference last Wednesday with The Temple News to answer nearly two dozen questions.
What follows is an excerpt of the hour-long discussion, which ranges from his relationship with men’s basketball coach John Chaney to the student population reaching its capacity. For a full transcript of the interview, click here.
-The Temple News