JoAnne Epps, Temple University’s beloved acting president, died on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at the age of 72 years old.
JoAnne Epps Obituary: The leader of Temple University suddenly died Tuesday after falling ill at a memorial service, officials at the Philadelphia school said.
Acting President JoAnne A. Epps, 72, was attending a memorial for Charles L. Blockson of the school’s Blockson Afro-American Collection of Black American art and artifacts when she became ill, the school said in a statement.
JoAnne Epps Husband
JoAnne Epps’ husband is L. Harrison Jay. He works in the community relations office at Temple University.
Epps was named as a possible Supreme Court pick for Barack Obama. She was the head of Temple’s Beasley School of Law from 2008 to 2016 before she became Temple’s provost.
Epps also worked as a professor at Temple Law School from 1985 to 1989. From 1989 to 2008, he was the associate dean for academic affairs. Before coming to Temple, Epps worked as an assistant U.S. attorney in Philadelphia and as a deputy city attorney for the City of Los Angeles.