Join HMS at the Town and County Club in Hartford on October 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm for dinner and learn about Brain Injuries and the Future of College Football, presented by Walter Harrison, president emeritus of the University of Hartford.
Walter Harrison served as the University of Hartford’s president from 1998 until 2017, a period of growth, vitality, and transformation of the university. During much of his tenure as president, Harrison held a number of volunteer leadership positions in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, serving as a member of the NCAA Division I board of directors, chair of the NCAA’s executive committee, and chair of the Division I presidents’ advisory committee. He is best known for his decade of chairing the NCAA committee on academic performance, during which the NCAA strengthened its commitment to student academic success and improved the graduation rate of student athletes significantly in all sports. In 2014 he was recognized with the NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Award for his long commitment to student athlete academic success. He continues to serve on the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, to which he was also elected in 2014.
Harrison is also known for his commitment to the Greater Hartford community, especially his commitment to education, the arts, and health care. He served in leadership positions on a number of not-for-profit boards in Hartford, and continues to serve on the boards of the Hartford Stage (he served as its president from 2007-2010), the St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center (he currently serves as vice chair), the Jewish Community Foundation, Hartford Promise (he currently serves as co-chair), Capitol Squash, and the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity.
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