BUFFALO, N.Y. – Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will
speak at the 2014 commencement ceremony for the University at
Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions
The 12th annual SPHHP commencement will take place at 3 p.m. on
Sunday, May 18, in the UB Center for the Arts on the North
Media can attend the ceremony. However, there won’t be
an opportunity for Q&A before or after the commencement
A Buffalo native and graduate of Canisius High School, Perez
will address more than 200 graduates of the UB School of Public
Health and Health Professions.
As secretary of labor, Perez heads the U.S. Department of Labor,
whose mission is “to foster, promote and develop the welfare
of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States;
improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable
employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.”
Before being sworn in as the country’s 26th labor
secretary on July 23, 2013, Perez was the assistant attorney
general for the Division of Civil Rights of the Department of
Justice. For his complete biography, visit http://www.dol.gov/_sec/. For
more information about the SPHHP, visit http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/.
Press arrangements: John DellaContrada, onsite, at 361-3006.