Ken Lawrence, Senior Vice President for Government, Community and Public Affairs, oversees Community Relations directing all of Temple's efforts to support the communities surrounding main campus as well as overseeing the offices of Government Relations and University Communications.
Prior to joining Temple, Ken was a successful entrepreneur as Founder and President of Public Affairs Strategies where he represented corporate and non-profit organizations, worked for five years at Merck & Company, Inc. handling public, community, and media relations, and served as Public Policy Representative for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
Ken is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Political Science and has a Master's degree of Governmental Administration from the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. He is involved with a wide variety of civic organizations, including the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau, Avenue of the Arts, the Committee of Seventy, Easter Seals of Southeastern PA and Operation Understanding.
He resides with his wife Jen and their two sons in Plymouth Meeting, PA.