20th Anniversary of SMLR

Rutgers' School of Management and Labor Relations is celebrating its accomplishments over the past 20 years, including its establishment as a school and the 20th anniversary of SMLR's Center for Women and Work. Join us as we celebrate our history and milestones, honor our alumni, and share our exciting, new developments for the future!

   November 24, 2014

3:00 p.m. | Symposium, with a focus on leadership
5:00 p.m. | Reception 
The Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center
New Brunswick, NJ 08901  

General Admission: $100 (RSVP by November 14 - This date has been extended.)

Press Release

Learn more about our event. View our press release. 


Download our program for the event.


Invited Special Guests

Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor 

Gabrielle Carteris, Executive Vice President, Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) 

Claude Richardson, GEMHRL '07, Vice President, Human Resources, Thermal Management Systems Division, Ametek Inc.

Co-Chairs & Committee

Charles Wowkanech, President, New Jersey State American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

Sidney D. Seligman, Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President, Barnabas Health

20th Anniversary Advisory Committee - members of the SMLR State Advisory Committee

Lend Your Support

We ask that you consider supporting SMLR’s students, faculty, and initiatives through the School of Management and Labor Relations’ Strategic Initiatives Fund. Please contact Meera Ananth at meera.ananth@rutgers.edu for more details. You can also:

Make a Donation and/or Sponsor This Event Online

Download a Pledge/Sponsor Form

*All proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships will be processed as gifts and will support the School of Management and Labor Relations Strategic Initiatives Fund. This fund supports the strategic initiatives of the school, its students, and its programs at the discretion of the Dean. Sponsorships are considered gifts to the school and are processed through The Rutgers University Foundation, a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Gifts made through the foundation are deductible for federal income, gift, and estate tax purposes.

Our History

SMLR was originally established by an act of the New Jersey legislature in 1947 as the Institute of Management and Labor Relations (IMLR). Like its counterparts that were created in the other large industrial states at the same time, the Institute was chartered to promote new forms of labor-management cooperation following the industrial unrest at the end of World War II. It officially became a school at the flagship campus of the State University of New Jersey in New Brunswick/Piscataway in 1994. Read about the history of labor education at Rutgers and the IMLR.