Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor and Industry to visit BU

Date:  April 12, 2006


BLOOMSBURG— Stephen Schmerin, Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor and Industry, will speak on “Making Pennsylvania Stronger through Workforce and Economic Development” Friday, April 21, at 2 p.m. The lecture, which is open to the public free of charge, will be presented in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Centennial Hall, room 218.

Schmerin was appointed as Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Labor and Industry by Gov. Ed Rendell in January 2003. Prior to his appointment, he was a private attorney for more then 20 years. He also served as an arbitrator for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Mediation, as well as a fact finder and arbitrator for the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board.  

He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a juris doctor degree from Duquesne University. 

For information, contact BU’s economics department at (570) 389-5157.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 18 master’s and one doctoral degree.