NEWS
10/07/2015 19:43 EDT | Updated 10/07/2016 01:12 EDT

Temple trustees vote next week on naming NBC's Tamron Hall to board seat vacated by Bill Cosby

PHILADELPHIA — Temple University trustees are expected to vote next week on naming NBC correspondent Tamron Hall to fill a seat on the board vacated by Bill Cosby last year.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1j9uCwv ) reports that board chairman Patrick O'Connor said the 1992 Temple grad has the support she needs for approval. Trustees are to vote Tuesday.

He called Hall a "vibrant, loyal alum" who will add "a new dimension" to the 36-member board.

Hall grew up in Texas and joined NBC in 2007. She currently hosts an hour of the "Today" show.

In a story in the school's magazine, she says Temple "gave me my confidence."

Cosby resigned from the board in December following renewed allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted women over many years. He's never been charged with a crime.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com

The Associated Press