August 2021

We have enjoyed welcoming faculty, staff and students — especially our newest Owls — to campus this month. As you return to campus, you’ll notice a lot has changed—we’ve made major improvements to the college’s home in Ritter Hall and Ritter Annex. These renovations are still in progress, so please mind the dust and be cognizant of directional signage as you navigate these new and improved spaces. While much has changed, much remains the same. We are steadfast in our support of your academic pursuits—both in-person and virtually. We are here for you. Many offices and faculty will offer both in-person and virtual appointments and services. 

As we continue the fall semester, be sure to regularly check the university’s COVID-19 website, which provides the latest information about how to keep the entire Temple community safe and healthy. If you have any concerns or questions throughout the semester, please email

Best Regards,  
Gregory M. Anderson, PhD
Dean and Professor of Higher Education
College of Education and Human Development, Temple University