For the past six years James Murley (right) has been a valuable member of the FAU family. As director of FAU’s Anthony James Catanese Center for Urban & Environmental Solutions, Murley monitors South Florida’s evolving identity and looks at the region’s future growth from the perspective of the seasoned urban planner and policy maker that he is. A 1974 graduate of The George Washington University Law School, Murley is an expert in environmental and land-use law. He has worked for the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and he joined the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) in 1983. He was later appointed secretary of the DCA by Governor Lawton Chiles. Murley came to FAU in 1999 to assume his current position. He has built FAU's reputation as an institution that fosters growth management principles and implements environmental protection programs.
Murley contributes directly to the College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs through payroll deductions. His generosity provides the college with unrestricted support as it strives to fulfill its academic mission. “My gift is a reflection of my own goals, interests and values,” says Murley. “As a former non-profit fundraiser, I know that people tend to donate and renew their gifts to causes they believe in. By giving to the Annual Fund, I not only help the University, I also feel more like a team player.”
If you would like to make a gift to support FAU through payroll deductions, contact Tony Lee, assistant director of Annual Giving, at 561-297-1053 or firstname.lastname@example.org.