Emergency management instructor delivers keynote address

Published 06.11.2024

Emergency Management & Homeland Security
Faculty & Staff
Community Involvement

An emergency management and homeland security instructor at Pennsylvania College of Technology delivered the keynote address at the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units’ School Safety and Security Coordinators Seminar, held recently at The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center in State College.

“School safety is a passion of mine,” said William A. Schlosser. “Helping educators understand the common elements between education and emergency management not only creates safer schools, but it allows educators to become more effective in keeping their schools safe and focused on educating children.”

William A. Schlosser

PAIU is a nonprofit organization representing Pennsylvania’s 29 educational service agencies known as intermediate units. IUs serve students and schools by providing essential educational services, such as special education, online learning programs and support, preschool programs, development for educators, and more.

In addition to his full-time faculty role at Penn College, Schlosser is the school safety and security coordinator for Southern Tioga School District. He volunteers as the emergency management coordinator for his hometown, Mansfield Borough, and also serves on the Mansfield Borough Council and chairs its Safety Committee.

Schlosser is commander of the Pennsylvania Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. He is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College. Both are operated by Air University, U.S. Air Force. He holds a master’s degree in emergency and disaster management from American Military University and a bachelor’s degree in music from Mansfield University. Schlosser is an Eagle Scout.

Penn College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in emergency management & homeland security – with on-campus and online options. To learn more about the major, visit www.pct.edu/em or call the School of Business, Arts & Sciences at 570-327-4521.

For more about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.