Christine Kehoe and Jack McGrory, public office holders and longtime friends of San Diego State University, received the SDSU President’s Public Service Award.
The awardees were honored at Saturday’s pre-game basketball reception hosted by president Elliot Hirshman at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.
Both Kehoe and McGrory were honored for their outstanding contributions to public service. This is the president’s inaugural award of distinction.
Sen. Kehoe represents the 39th district of California. She was the second woman ever – and the first woman from San Diego – to be elected Speaker Pro Tempore, the second highest-ranking position in state government. She previously represented the 76th district for two terms in the State Assembly. She also represented San Diego’s 3rd district for 7 years on the city council
McGrory’s career of public service includes a term as San Diego’s city manager, and leadership positions for the Price Legacy Corporation, a philanthropic organization committed to creating successful educational outcomes in City Heights.
McGrory is also a major supporter of SDSU. He is a member of The Campanile Foundation board of directors and chair of its government and community relations committee.