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also known as H. James Towey

academic administrator , Federal official

Jim Towey, academic administrator, former federal official. Named one of Fifty Most Influential Christians in American, Church World magazine, Power and Influence Top Fifty of 2005, Non-Profit Times magazine; recipient Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Papal Cross, His Holiness John Paul II, Archbishop John Carroll Award, Archdiocese of Miami.


Towey, Jim was born in 1956.


Bachelor of Science with high honors, Florida State University, 1978. Juris Doctor, Florida State University, 1981.


Legislation director, legal counsel to Senator Mark O. Hatfield United States Senate, Washington. Consultant Federal Welfare Reform Florida State University, to Florida Governor Lawton Chiles and United States Senator Bob Graham, 1995—1996. Secretary Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, 1993.

Deputy assistant to President The White House, Washington, 2002—2005, assistant to President, 2005—2006, director Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives, 2002—2006. President Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, since 2006.


Legal consultant Missionaries of Charity, Order of Mother Teresa, 1985—1997, full-time volunteer in home for people with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 1990. Founder Aging with Dignity, 1996, president, 1996—2002. Member of Knights of Columbus.


Married Mary G. Towey. Children: James Marion, Joseph Marius, Maximilian Marian, John Mariano, Marie Therese.

Mary G. Towey

James Marion Towey

Joseph Marius Towey

Maximilian Marian Towey

John Mariano Towey

Marie Therese Towey