USD Law Alumnus Jack McGrory ’81 (JD) to Receive Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award at Alumni Honors

Jack McGrory ’81 (JD) to Receive Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award at Alumni Honors

Jack McGrory

SAN DIEGO (September 3, 2019) – The University of San Diego (USD) will honor Jack McGrory ’81 (JD), with the Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award at Alumni Honors on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

McGrory is CEO of La Jolla MJ Management, LLC, a real estate investment company. McGrory served as city manager of the City of San Diego from March 1991 through August 1997. He worked for the City of San Diego for 23 years.

McGrory assumed the position of president and chief executive officer of Price Enterprises, Inc., on Sept. 2, 1997. He oversaw the sale of that company. From 1999 to 2000, McGrory was chief operating officer of the San Diego Padres, and from 1999 to 2002 he was president of the subsidiary responsible for building Petco Park and the adjacent commercial development.

From 2003 to 2004 he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Price Legacy Corporation, a real estate investment trust specializing in the acquisition and management of retail power centers. From 2001 to 2009, McGrory was manager of The Price Group, which was an investor in more than $1 billion in residential development with Remark, and was the principal investor in Trans West Housing, which built approximately 2,000 houses in Southern California. He was also a director and executive vice president of PriceSmart, Inc., from 2001 until 1999.

McGrory is: a member of the California State University Board of Trustees (appointed by Governor Brown); past chairman of the campanile foundation board at San Diego State University (SDSU); chairman of the Veterans Council at SDSU; chairman of the School of Public Affairs Council at SDSU; Chairman Emeritus of Teach For America San Diego; a member of the Board of Trustees for the Craig Venter Institute; past president of the Mainly Mozart Board of Directors; a member of the Board of Visitors at USD’s School of Law; on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of San Diego County; on the Board of Youth Access Academy; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Dan Diego River Park Foundation.

McGrory has also been a member of the Board of Overseers at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and the USS Midway Museum. He has been a lecturer for 25 years in the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University and serves as a lecturer in the Urban Studies and Planning Program at UCSD.

McGrory graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received his master’s degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University. He earned his law degree from the University of San Diego and is a member of the State Bar of California. He was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate in Human Letters from the CSU Board of Trustees.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world.  The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates.  The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 29th nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN).  The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

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