Speeches & Statements
From Educated to Hired: The Relationship Between Higher Education + HR
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.
To watch the full hearing, visit the US Congress Joint Economic Committee page
May 16, 2017 testimony before the Ohio Senate Finance Higher Education Subcommittee:
Spring 2016 In-Service Day Presentation
April 21, 2016
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
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
Oct. 17, 2012
April 20, 2011
Oct. 26, 2011
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
Dr. Harrison speaks at Central Region Fall Conference
September 26, 2012