Posted June 1, 2014

A tireless Temple advocate: Trustee Lewis Katz, CST ’63

After earning an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at Temple’s Commencement ceremony May 15, Lewis Katz, CST ’63, addressed the Class of 2014.
The night before Commencement 2014, Temple’s honorary degree recipients, including Lewis Katz, CST ’63, were honored at a special dinner.
Lewis Katz, CST ’63, celebrated the Edberg-Olson expansion at an opening reception in 2012.
Last fall at the Fox School of Business’ Musser Awards for Excellence in Leadership, Lewis Katz, CST ’63, surprised the Temple community by announcing a $25 million commitment to the university.
Left to right: Temple University Board of Trustees Chair Patrick J. O’Connor, Trustee Lewis Katz, Trustee Bill Cosby, honorary degree recipient Jill Scott and Temple President Neil D. Theobald participated in Temple’s 127th Commencement ceremony May 15, 2014. Katz received an honorary doctorate of letters and addressed the Class of 2014.

Lewis Katz, CST ’63, a tireless Temple advocate and a long-time trustee, was incredibly generous in giving his time, support and leadership to the university. This year, he announced a $25 million commitment—the largest-single pledge in Temple’s history—to support the educational and research mission of Temple’s School of Medicine. In recognition of his commitment and a lifetime of work on behalf of the university, Temple’s Board of Trustees will name the School of Medicine for Katz.

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