Get to know the Faces of Temple

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s budget process is entering its final weeks and Temple University is continuing to advocate for a fair appropriation for the coming fiscal year.

As the budget debate winds down, it is important that we not lose sight of what we are fighting for—the current and future students of Temple University. Our students come from all walks of life, reside in 66 out of 67 counties in the commonwealth and help generate an economic impact of more than $3 billion annually. Our student body is among the most diverse in the nation and supports countless community organizations through volunteerism and advocacy. I am incredibly proud to help advocate for Temple students in Harrisburg.

I would like to invite you to get to know some of the Faces of Temple, and learn about how our students are working to ensure a great future for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These students have already accomplished a great deal, have bright plans for the future and embody the spirit of Temple University.

Finally, I want to thank those of you who have written, emailed, phoned or spoken in person to their elected officials about Temple. Your voice has been crucial to ensuring these students have the opportunity to experience a world-class education at an affordable price. If you have not yet advocated for Temple's students, please visit our site and send a letter or email to your elected leaders.

Stay tuned for more updates on the budget process in the days to come as legislators and the governor work to meet the June 30 deadline.

—Kenneth Lawrence Jr., Senior Vice President for Government, Community and Public Affairs