In Memoriam: Theresa A. Powell

Theresa A. Powell, vice president for student affairs at Temple University in Philadelphia, died on January 2 while on a trip to Texas to visit her family.

“Dr. Powell was the epitome of excellence and elevated the lives of many at Temple University,” said Jason Wingard, president of Temple University. “She was passionate about student success and kept them at the forefront of her work for decades. She will be missed and her legacy will guide Temple and the Division of Student Affairs long into the future.”

Dr. Powell received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in student personnel services from Texas Christian University. She holds a doctoral degree in educational administration from Ohio State University.

Dr. Powell came to Temple in 2002 after serving as vice president of student affairs at Western Michigan University. She is the former president of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

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