Acting Temple President JoAnne A. Epps Passes Away After On-Stage Illness at University Event

By | September 19, 2023

Temple University’s acting president, JoAnne A. Epps, has passed away after falling ill during a university event. The cause of her illness has not been disclosed.

Temple University is mourning the loss of their Acting President, JoAnne A. Epps, who tragically passed away after falling ill on stage during a university event. The news of her untimely death has shocked and saddened the entire Temple community.

JoAnne A. Epps was a highly respected and accomplished individual, known for her dedication to education and her commitment to the Temple University community. She served as Acting President since 2016, following the retirement of the previous president. Epps had a long and illustrious career at Temple, having joined the university’s law faculty in 1985. Throughout her tenure, she held various leadership positions, including serving as Dean of Temple University Beasley School of Law from 2008 to 2016.

Epps was admired for her passion for social justice and her unwavering support for students. She was a champion for diversity and inclusivity on campus, working tirelessly to create an environment where every student felt valued and supported. Epps was also an esteemed legal scholar, specializing in criminal law and procedure. Her expertise and dedication to her field made her a highly respected figure in the legal community.

The cause of Epps’ sudden death remains unknown at this time. The university administration, along with medical professionals, is working diligently to determine the circumstances surrounding her passing. In this difficult time, the Temple community is coming together to support one another and remember the significant contributions that Epps made to the university.

The loss of JoAnne A. Epps has left a profound void in the Temple community. Students, faculty, and staff are grieving the loss of a remarkable leader, mentor, and friend. Epps’ legacy will live on through the countless lives she touched and the indelible impact she made on the university.

Temple University has announced that they will be holding a memorial service to honor Epps and celebrate her life and achievements. Details of the service will be communicated to the Temple community in the coming days.

As the Temple community mourns the loss of their Acting President, they are reminded of the importance of cherishing every moment and continuing to strive for the values that Epps held dear. She will be deeply missed, but her spirit and contributions will forever be remembered..

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