Lock Haven University Announces Commencement Speaker

LOCK HAVEN – Stephen A. Glassman, chairperson of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and vice chairperson of the Governor’s Cabinet on Disability Rights, will be the featured speaker at Lock Haven University’s spring commencement ceremonies, May 7 and 8, 2010.

Commencement for the College of Education and Human Services will take place in Thomas Field House on Friday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. Commencement for the College of Arts and Sciences will take place in Thomas Field House on Saturday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are required for both ceremonies. The title of Mr. Glassman’s speech is “Living Your Life: Whose Responsibility Is It?”

Stephen A. Glassman, AIA, has practiced architecture as the principal of his own firm (Art and Architectural Design) for 25 years throughout the United States. Since his graduation with highest honors from Brown and Yale Universities with advanced degrees in architecture and art history, his residential and commercial design work has appeared more than 100 times in national publications and he has won numerous awards and citations for his professional work.

He has lectured extensively at conferences, museums, and universities across the country, and has served as a director on numerous boards of arts and civil rights organizations. Mr. Glassman is also a 2005 graduate of Harvard University’s JFK School of Government program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.

In May of 2002 Stephen Glassman was appointed by Governor Mark Schweiker (R-PA) to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and subsequently was unanimously confirmed by the State Senate in June of 2002. In June of 2003 Governor Edward Rendell appointed Mr. Glassman as the Chairperson of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.

Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.

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