Ex-homeland security deputy director to speak on campus

Former deputy director of homeland security and U.S. Coast Guard commandant Admiral James M. Loy will deliver a free presentation March 29, as Penn State Harrisburg continues its year-long celebration of Public Administration programming milestones.

Loy’s presentation, “Leadership in Public Service and Homeland Security,” will take place at 7 p.m. in the Morrison Gallery of the campus library.

This year, Penn State Harrisburg is celebrating three milestones within its School of Public Affairs -- the 20th anniversary of the Public Administration doctoral program; the re-accreditation of the Master of Public Administration program and the launch of online graduate programming in homeland security and defense.

Loy served as commandant of the Coast Guard from 1998 to 2002, administrator, Transportation Security Administration from 2002 to 2003, and deputy director of homeland security from 2003 to 2005, when he completed a 45-year career in public service. He is currently a senior counselor with The Cohen Group.

Prior to the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security in 2002, Loy served in the Department of Transportation as deputy under secretary for security and chief operating officer of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and later as under secretary. A native of Altoona, Loy retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2002.

Last Updated November 18, 2010