Convocation Speakers

We are very proud to welcome back an accomplished alumnus/ae to each graduation ceremony to give a speech to our graduating class. It is a great honor to be selected, and speakers have demonstrated a great breadth of experiences across the field of employment relations. Prior to May 2000, the event was informal and consisted […]


The School of Labor and Employment Relations has been a leader in human resources and labor relations since 1946. The movement to establish a school for labor research and teaching was initiated by a resolution adopted in October 1942 at the 60th annual convention of the Illinois State Federation of Labor. An act of the […]