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Temple University has tapped NBC’s Tamron Hall to replace Bill Cosby’s trustee board position.

According to Philly, the Temple alum and co-host of the TODAY show recently met with Patrick O’Connor, chairman of the board of trustees. The move comes after more women came forward with claims they were sexually assaulted by Cosby. The comedian resigned from the board in December over previous allegations.

Temple and many other universities have been on the receiving end of backlash over the need for more diversity on their trustee boards. O’Connor told reporters he believes Hall would be a perfect fit.

Philly reports: 

“We went up [to New York] and had lunch with her. She blew my socks off,” said Patrick O’Connor, chairman of the board of trustees. “She’s a home run for us. . . . She’s an exciting, vibrant, loyal alum. She’ll add a new dimension to our board.”

Hall joined MSNBC in 2007 after a successful career as a reporter in Chicago. The Texas native famously interviewed then-Illinois senator Barack Obama before he announced his presidency run in 2008. Hall filled in for several shows on the network before she was named the host of NewsNation with Tamron Hall, which highlighted national news and entertainment.

In 2014, she was named the first African-American woman to co-anchor TODAY.

Hall is also a proud advocate against domestic violence. On Monday, the anchor was a recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for a segment on domestic violence during TODAY‘s “Shine a Light Series.” She dedicated the award to her sister, who was murdered in an unsolved domestic violence case in 2004.

The official vote on Hall’s position will be made on Tuesday.



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