Jim Cawley, a Temple graduate, who served as the 32nd Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania has been nominated as the university’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “Jim Cawley is exactly the right person for this vital role,” said Temple President Richard Englert in a statement made earlier this week. Adding to his praise of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey CEO, Englert called Cawley’s record of public service, “the right mix of experience.”
The Republican politician served as Lieutenant Governor during Tom Corbett’s four-year term, from 2011 until 2015. In this role, Cawley will spearhead alumni relations operations and university fundraising.
“I can think of no finer role than raising the funds that will keep Temple affordable, and provide students with the resources they need to thrive,” Mr. Cawley said of his new position.
A lifelong Pennsylvanian, Cawley was born and raised in Bucks County. He graduated from Bishop Egan High School. Cawley is a 1991 graduate of Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts and additionally earned a professional degree in law from Beasley in 1994. Prior to his election as Lieutenant Governor, he served as a member (and later Chairman) of the Bucks County Board of Commissioners. He currently resides in Bucks County with his wife and son.
An official Board of Trustees voting ceremony regarding Cawley’s nomination is scheduled to take place in September. Currently a member of the board, he will step down following his confirmation.