Written By Dalton Balthaser
On Tuesday morning, Temple University’s Board of Trustees made it’s decision to replace Bill Cosby with another Temple graduate, Tamron Hall.
Hall is currently a national correspondent for NBC News and hosts MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall weekdays at 11 a.m.
Cosby resigned from the board in December amid allegations of sexually assaulting many women as well as drugging them with Quaaludes. Along with those allegations, Cosby also admitted to having extramarital affairs.
After going to New York to visit Hall, board chairman Patrick O’Connor was impressed with what she would be able to bring to the table if she is elected to the board this Tuesday.
“We went up [to New York] and had lunch with her. She blew my socks off,” O’Connor said. “She’s a home run for us. She’s an exciting, vibrant, loyal alum. She’ll add a new dimension to our board.”
Many universities across the country don’t have enough female members on their board of trustees. With three women currently on the board in Loretta C. Duckworth, Judith A. Felgoise and Jane Scaccetti, Temple is no exception. Hall looks to become the fourth female member out of the 35 total members on the board.
Throughout her career, Hall has been passionate about fighting domestic violence. Her sister was murdered in a domestic violence case that has not yet been solved in Texas.
Hall, alongside fellow Temple alum and SportsCenter anchor Kevin Neghandi, is featured on the fall cover of Temple magazine. Hall, a 1992 graduate of Temple University with a degree in broadcast journalism, enthusiastically talked about the university.
“I’m the girl who came to Temple never having seen Philadelphia,” Hall said. “This city gave me my soul. This university gave me my confidence.”