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Speeches & Statements

July 12, 2017 testimony to congressional Joint Economic Committee 

There are about 6 million unfilled jobs in the country, yet employers struggle to find qualified workers. Dr. Harrison addressed a Congressional Committee about Columbus State's efforts to fill the gap, in partnership with local employers like Honda of America Manufacturing Inc. Many jobs require technical skills but not a four-year degree - a niche Columbus State is well-equipped to fill. 

Prepared testimony  

May 16, 2017 testimony before the Ohio Senate Finance Higher Education Subcommittee:


Spring 2016 In-Service Day Presentation

"Continuous Improvement"

April 21, 2016

April 2016 In-Service Day Presentation

Debt is a Choice: Presentation to Columbus Metropolitan Club

March 4, 2015

“Community Colleges are purpose-built to meet Ohio’s two most urgent challenges: rising student debt and unmet workforce needs,” President David Harrison told a group of civic leaders.

Fall In-Service, Sept. 24, 2014

Dr. Harrison's presentation

College Completion Plan

The New Student, the New College

President Harrison spoke at the Columbus Metropolitan Club Sept. 25 on "The New Student, the New College." He was joined by Otterbein University President Kathy Krendl and Franklin University President David Decker, with the Columbus Dispatch's Encarnacion Pyle as moderator.

Making History Every Day breakfast

President David T. Harrison presented the college's Master Plan at a "state of the college"-style breakfast Sept. 19. More than 150 civic and business leaders and public officials gathered to hear plans for college access, deeper partnerships, and possible new construction. More on the Master Plan

Columbus State Community College Reynoldsburg Campus

 In-Service Day

Oct. 17, 2012

Dr. Harrison's keynote presentation

In-Service Day

April 20, 2011

Dr. Harrison's keynote presentation

In-Service Day

Oct. 26, 2011

Dr. Harrison's keynote presentation

Business Leadership Speaker Series

May 11, 2011

Dr. Harrison gave the keynote address at the Business Programs Department's Business Leadership Speaker Series.


Dr. Harrison's Inauguration

March 11, 2011

Inaugural Address

Entire event




Dr. Harrison speaks to the Columbus Metropolitan Club

Nov. 3, 2010


Dr. Harrison speaks at In-Service Day

Oct. 27, 2010

(134 minutes)


Dr. Harrison speaks at Central Region Fall Conference

September 26, 2012