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New dean for Temple's education school

Temple appoints new dean to oversee its education school.

Temple University has hired a new dean for its college of education: Gregory M. Anderson, the dean of the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver.

Anderson, who has been at the University of Denver since 2009, begins July 1.

His appointment is the first dean position over a school or college that has been filled by President Neil D. Theobald. Searches continue for deans to oversee the school of media and communication, the college of science and technology and the college of health professions and social work.

"I have great appreciation and respect for the senior leadership of the University and the College of Education's nationally distinguished faculty, its exceptional staff and diverse student body," Anderson said in a prepared statement. "I am excited to contribute to what promises to be a transformative period in the university and college's revered history and pledge to lead with integrity, responsibility, passion and vision."

In announcing his hire, Temple said in a release: "He has supervised the completion of a new $21.4 million facility, introduced new department structures, degree offerings and a comprehensive faculty governance system, while sustaining and enhancing community, district and government partnerships in Colorado. During his tenure, Anderson spearheaded a major transformation of the college's faculty and student body, resulting in 20 new faculty hires, including four endowed chairs/professors, and significant increases in enrollments and tuition revenue. Under his leadership, Morgridge College's student body and faculty have become the University of Denver's most diverse among graduate units and its largest single producer of sponsored research grants in 2012-13."

Anderson previously was an associate professor at Columbia University's Teachers College.