Office of the President

Dr. Jon Jay DeTempleThank you for considering Harcum College. You’ve discovered a place that will focus on your personal growth and career success in addition to your academic achievement. Harcum prides itself on being called “the college of possibilities,” and our faculty are dedicated to helping you explore your possibilities with a quality education. Great teaching is just the beginning at Harcum College.

Small class size and individual attention are at the heart of the Harcum experience. Since its founding in 1915, this focus on the individual and a combination of practical, experiential education and the liberal arts has made Harcum a leader among the nation’s 2-year colleges. Formerly a women’s college, Harcum now welcomes men and women of varied ages, nations, cultures and social backgrounds. Our student body is diverse and accomplished.

Harcum is known for its outstanding programs in the allied health sciences. It is also known for quality career programs in business, interior and fashion design, early childhood education, criminal justice and legal studies. Harcum is also a leader in distance education, with Pennsylvania’s only online program in medical laboratory technology. We constantly review our programs to ensure they meet your needs. We believe in the holistic approach to education and have created a living/learning environment at our Bryn Mawr, PA campus that offers many opportunities for individual participation and development. Many of our students transfer to four-year colleges and universities upon graduation. Of Harcum graduates who enter the job market, most find employment soon after graduation.

Our athletic programs in men’s basketball is competitive at the NJCAA Division I level and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball are competitive at the NJCAA Division II level. Men's and women's track and field compete at the Division I level. Student government and clubs offer many chances for leadership development and the chance to pursue special interests.

Regardless of your goals, you will find Harcum College an innovative and practical educational experience, a rewarding personal experience, and a place to build a satisfying career. I urge you to take a closer look at Harcum.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Jon Jay DeTemple, Ph.D.

Margaret Tucker Wallace, Executive Assistant to the President
BA, Lynchburg College

Margaret (Margi) Wallace supports all business related to the Office of the President and the Board of Trustees. Before coming to Harcum College in 2015, she was the Director for the Center for Summer Learning and the King of Prussia Campus at Arcadia University.  She began her career in education as the school secretary at Enfield Campus in the School District of Springfield Township. Her passions include teaching healthy cooking and performing the Savoy Company of Philadelphia.

Office Phone: 610-526-6001
Address:  Melville 105