UPJ President Spectar named to central Pa. business development list

Pitt–Johnstown President Jem Spectar has been named to the Pennsylvania Business Central top 100 people in business and economic development list.

The list honors men and women from a variety of industries within the Pennsylvania Business Central’s 16-county coverage area who have advanced the community around them through job creation, charity and hard work.

“It is an honor to receive this outstanding distinction by Pennsylvania Business Central,” Spectar said. “This recognition reinforces the Pitt–Johnstown commitment to developing a more distinctive, explicit and intentional Pitt-Johnstown signature and a first-class educational experience.”

Spectar has been president of Pitt–Johnstown since 2007. Previously, he served as provost/vice president and professor at Western Oregon University, associate provost and professor at the University of Scranton, director of studies and lecturer at Princeton University and assistant dean and associate professor of law at the University of La Verne College of Law.