Dr. Harmon assumed the position of senior vice president for student affairs on March 21, 2016. His previous appointment was as the associate vice president at Iowa State University since 2013. He brings extensive experience in admissions and enrollment management, student development, student activities, and diversity programming to Iowa State University.
As the associate vice president for student affairs, Dr. Harmon oversaw enrollment services, admissions, student financial aid, learning communities, Educational Talent Search, and Upward Bound programs, as well as the student affairs budget and human resources operations. Previously, Dr. Harmon was executive director of student success and retention at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, Ohio; dean of student development at Rhodes State College, Lima, Ohio; and dean of admission, retention and student life at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
From 1996 to 2007, he served in various leadership positions at the University of Toledo in Ohio. He was interim assistant dean of students, director of the University of Toledo’s African American Student Enrichment Office, director of freshman admission, among other roles. During his career at the University of Toledo, he worked closely with the Office of Residence Life in resource planning and programming.
Dr. Harmon is a member of NASPA, the national association of student affairs administrators in higher education, and has held regional and state offices with American College Testing (ACT), the College Board, and the Ohio Board of Regents’ Committee on College Access. Dr. Harmon recently earned his doctoral degree in higher education and administration (2013) from the University of Toledo, and he holds a bachelor of business administration degree (1987) and a master’s in education (1998) from the University of Toledo.