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School of Labor & Employment Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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From the Dean

Welcome to the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Fritz Drasgow - professor, School of Labor & Employment Relations; psychologyFounded in 1946, the school has more than 20 faculty members with expertise that spans virtually every aspect of the employment relationship.

Our degree programs provide students with the breadth of knowledge to become effective practitioners in corporate settings or in labor union leadership, as well as the flexibility to build a depth of knowledge in critical aspects of employment. Our Labor Education Program (LEP) provides technical training, conferences and professional development for more than 2,000 union leaders each year and is developing new online learning opportunities.

I invite you to explore the information about our nationally recognized educational programs that lead to rewarding careers. You will also find information about outreach and activities that enrich our students’ learning experience both inside and outside the classroom.

Fritz Drasgow
Dean, School of Labor & Employment Relations