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Jan. 28, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

Thomas Breth becomes SRU trustee

Thomas Breth, a partner in the Butler County law firm of Dillon McCandless King Coulter & Graham, LLP, has been confirmed as the newest member of the Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees.

He attended his first meeting in December and participated in winter commencement ceremonies. He was nominated by Gov. Tom Corbett and confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate.

Breth received his juris doctorate from Capital University and Law Center after earning his bachelor of science degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He primarily practices in the areas of education law and labor law and currently provides legal services as solicitor, labor counsel, special counsel and/or special education counsel to numerous school districts in western and central Pennsylvania.

He has practiced before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Courts of Pennsylvania, various County Courts of Common Pleas, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, and Special Education proceedings with the Department of Education.

Breth and his wife, Jennifer, are members of St. Pauls Roman Catholic Church. He has served on numerous non-profit boards, including as a member of the board of school directors for the Butler Area School District and currently serves on the board of the H.L. Shearer Sporting and Society.

He and his wife have two children. His term expires in 2018.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.