Viterbo names new president

Glena Temple to be ninth Viterbo University president

Viterbo Vice President of Academic Affairs Glena Temple will be shifting roles to become the university’s ninth president next year.

The Viterbo Board of Trustees unanimously chose Temple to succeed retiring President Rick Artman.

Temple is no stranger to the university. She started her Viterbo career as a biology faculty member in 2001, and was the dean of the School of Letters and Sciences from 2008 to 2013, before taking her current position as vice president of academic affairs in 2015.

Temple said the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, who founded and sponsor the university, have served as her role models since she first arrived, and she said she’s looking forward to carrying out the university’s mission.

“I seek to really engage with the local community and help provide high impact practices for students to promote their success and continue to make the Viterbo education an outstanding education that leads to the success of our graduates,” she said.

Temple officially begins her tenure Jan. 1 and will be working with Artman until then to make the transition to her new position.