Associate Vice President and Senior Advisor for Government Affairs George Kenney joined Temple University in 2009 after representing the 170th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for 24 years. 

As a legislator, he served as chairman of the House Urban Affairs and Health and Human Services committees. At Temple, Kenney reports directly to the university president, and he oversees government affairs activities at the federal, state and local levels. In addition to his role at Temple, the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives appointed Kenney to serve on the board of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority. 

Kenney and his wife Liz reside in the Somerton section of Philadelphia.