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Walter Harrison Commemorative Observer, Summer 2017

Congratulations from your hometown and your hometown ball club!” Then Nickerson presented him with an authentic Pirates jersey with “Harrison” and the number 19 on the back.Party Like It's Been 19 Years

When President Walter Harrison concluded his inauguration message in 1999, he quoted the artist Prince’s hit song, “1999,” saying “now let’s party like it’s 1999.” Nineteen years later, it was party time again in the Chase Family Arena of the Sports Center as more than 600 people gathered on April 5 to celebrate Harrison’s “Legacy of Leadership.”

Walter Harrison, A Builder

University of Hartford President Walter Harrison retired on June 30, 2017, after 19 years. For nearly two decades the University experienced a period of energy and vitality unmatched in its history, thanks in large part to Harrison, the University’s fifth president.

Keeping His Eye On The True Prize

Today, Walter Harrison is recognized as a national leader in developing NCAA guidelines to make sure that student athletes graduate. How did that come about?

Welcome President Woodward

In his final Walt’s Observations, President Emeritus Harrison welcomes Gregory Woodward as the University’s sixth president.

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