PhilaU Accounting Professor to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Fox School of Business


James Solano has taught at PhilaU since 1976.

Philadelphia University associate professor of accounting James Solano will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fox School of Business at Temple University on April 25.

Solano has a distinguished 48-year career in the Philadelphia area as an accounting professor, practicing CPA, professional sports agent and founder of two charities, as well as frequent speaker for sports and professional organizations. He has worked at PhilaU since 1976, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting and taxation.

He earned three business degrees from Temple University (BS ’66, MBA ’68 and MS ’79) and was a member of its accounting faculty from 1969-1976.

Solano received the inaugural Outstanding Educator award from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and his sports agency business included about 800 players and coaches over his career. He also founded the Otho Davis Foundation and the Jerome Brown Foundation to raise funds for academic scholarships and for underprivileged children.

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