Former City Manager Named to SDSU Fundraising Arm

San Diego State University. File photo.

Former San Diego City Manager Jack McGrory is the new chairman of The Campanile Foundation, the fundraising arm of San Diego State University, the school announced Monday.

McGrory, who assumed the position on Jan. 1, has served for seven years on the foundation’s board and earned his master’s degree in public administration from SDSU in 1976. He has taught graduate-level public administration courses at SDSU for nearly 20 years and has twice given $1.2 million gifts to the school.

“It’s an honor to be the chair of this prestigious board,” McGrory said. “Our goal is to be successful in helping to make SDSU an even greater national university. We hope that our friends and alumni will generously support our effort.”

McGrory was city manager of San Diego from 1991-97, when he left to become president and CEO of Price Enterprises. He was also the chief operating officer of the Padres for a couple of years.

The ex-Marine is now CEO of La Jolla MJ Management, which invests in real estate.

SDSU reached its initial $500 million goal for its “Campaign for SDSU,” so it has now upped its target to $750 million.

—City News Service