Sterling College to host Attorney General Schmidt as Criminal Justice Keynote Speaker

Sterling College to host Attorney General Schmidt as Criminal Justice Keynote Speaker
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
The Sterling College Criminal Justice program will host Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, for its keynote lecture on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The College will host Schmidt at 7 p.m. in Heritage Hall in Cooper Hall. The public is invited to attend this free event.
“We are thrilled that Attorney General Schmidt is willing to make the time to visit our campus to present our Fall Keynote Address, as he and those in his office have been incredibly busy preparing and presenting oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court this fall. We are looking forward to hearing more about these Kansas cases that have national importance,” said Dr. Mark Tremaine, assistant professor of criminal justice. 
Schmidt was elected attorney general for the State of Kansas in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 and 2018. He is the second longest-serving attorney general in Kansas history. His office has “focused on prosecuting crimes against children, protecting senior citizens from scams and rip-offs, recovering record-setting amounts of money for Kansas consumers and taxpayers, providing quality legal services for the State of Kansas, and standing up against overreach by the federal government.”
Before his election to attorney general, Schmidt served as state senator for Southeast Kansas. He served as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Senate Majority Leader. 
The criminal justice program at Sterling regularly hosts notable individuals within the area of criminal justice, recently including: Joe Norwood, Kansas secretary of corrections and Caleb Stegall, Kansas supreme court justice.
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