For the first time in 27 years Dominican University will have a new president.
The River Forest-based, Catholic institution has tapped Glena Temple to replace Donna Carroll, who is retiring after serving one of the longest tenures of any university president in the country.
Temple, a native of Rochester, N.Y., is currently president of Viterbo University, a Catholic institution in Lacrosse, WI.
“The board is thrilled to welcome Glena Temple as Dominican’s next president,” Tom Abrahamson, board chairman and a member of the search committee, said in a release. “Temple brings with her an exemplary record of achievement and leadership at multiple levels of higher education and a keen awareness of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Dominican.”
Temple will begin her new role Aug. 2.
“It is an honor to follow President Donna Carroll, whose leadership inspired so many over the past 27 years,” Temple, said in a release. “I embrace this opportunity to help build on her legacy with so many dedicated students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and benefactors.”
Temple earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. and a master’s degree in educational policy and administration from the University of Minnesota. She also has a Ph.D. in botany and plant sciences from the University of California-Riverside.