MONACA, Pa. — Commencement is coming, and Penn State Beaver has chosen a community stalwart to address the graduating students.
William Hare, who serves as the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s deputy district court administrator for Beaver County, will offer the keynote speech on Dec. 16 in the Student Union Auditorium.
Hare attended the Beaver campus for two years in the 1970s before transferring to University Park, where he graduated with honors from the Law Enforcement and Corrections program. He then earned a law degree from Duquesne University Law School.
Hare has worked in the county for more than 40 years, serving as a probation officer, a law clerk, an assistant public defender, an assistant county solicitor and a deputy district attorney in addition to his current position.
He is a member of the state’s bar association, association of court management and the Supreme Court Criminal Procedural Rules Committee. He served a two-year term as the president of the Beaver County Bar Association and has participated in the Beaver County Mock Trial Program since its inception in 1988.
Hare also serves on the Beaver campus’ Criminal Justice Advisory Board.