Jack McGrory

Member, Board of Trustees (2018-2031)
The California State University

Jack McGrory

Jack McGrory is CEO of La Jolla MJ Management, LLC, a real estate investment company.

Mr. 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 twenty-three years.

Following his tenure as City Manager, he assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Price Enterprises, Inc. on September 2, 1997 and oversaw the sale of that company.

From 1999 to 2000 he was Chief Operating Officer of the San Diego Padres and from 1999-2002 he was President of the subsidiary responsible for building Petco Park and the adjacent commercial development.

From 2003-2004 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. Jack was Manager of The Price Group from 2001–2009. The Group 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 1999 until 2001.

Jack is a member of the California State University Board of Trustees (appointed by Governor Brown); the past Chairman of the Campanile Foundation Board, SDSU; the 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; the Board of Trustees of the Craig Venter Institute; past President of the Mainly Mozart Board of Directors; the Board of Visitors, USD Law School; the Board of Directors of the YMCA of San Diego County; the Board of Youth Access Academy; and the Board of Directors of the Dan Diego River Park Foundation. Jack has been a member of the Board of Overseers at UCSD and the USS Midway Museum. He has also been a lecturer for twenty-five 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 the University of California, San Diego.

Jack 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.

In 2017 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the CSU Board of Trustees.

Jack McGrory was a Marine Corps Lieutenant from 1971 to 1974 and served as a Rifle Platoon Commander. He has five children and seven ​grandchildren.