This month, Temple proudly renames The School of Medicine in honor of trustee, Lewis Katz. The University kicked off celebrations this week to recognize Katz’s legacy. A family expo held on Monday and a formal dedication ceremony and luncheon held earlier today honored the late trustee.
President Theobald spoke at today’s ceremony and discussed Katz and his contributions to the University. Katz was a renown entrepreneur and philanthropist who served as an avid benefactor to both Temple University and Philadelphia University.
Further familiar faces that were present at the luncheon and renaming ceremony included Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey, New Jersey Senator Coorey Booker, Representative Chaka Fattah and Former Governor Ed Randell. Even the The Flyin’ Hawaiian Shane Victorino made an appearance to honor the Temple legacy.
Temple’s School of Medicine was founded 115 years ago. The school currently houses over 1,000 students and some 900 faculty.