Trent Hargrove named Diversity Awards Banquet keynote speaker

Trent Hargrove, chief diversity officer for the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), has been named the keynote speaker at the law school’s Student Bar Association annual Diversity Awards Banquet set for April 5. At PBA, Hargrove, who is a member of the Law School Class of 1980, oversees the organization’s efforts to improve diversity within the association and Pennsylvania’s legal profession.

Before working for PBA, Hargrove was chief diversity officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He also was the chief counsel of the Department of General Services in the Governor’s Office of General Counsel. Hargrove is a member of the PBA Minority Bar Committee and the PBA Government Lawyers Committee. He previously served on the PBA Civil Rights and Responsibilities Committee and the PBA Legal Services to Persons with Disabilities Committee. Hargrove earned a bachelor's degree in political science and psychology from Bucknell University and a J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law.

The banquet will begin at 6 p.m. in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium and the Commons of the Lewis Katz Building in University Park. The Student Bar Association established the event to honor members of the Law School Community who have contributed to the development of a campus that is culturally diverse, inclusive, and equitable. The event's theme is "Leading the Way, Expanding the Possibilities" and will start with a cocktail hour followed by a dinner and an award ceremony.

This year, Hargrove and a student leader will be recognized for their work in breaking down racial and ethnic barriers. 

Last Updated July 22, 2015