Selected Writings and Addresses


School of Business and Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering Commencement
May 28, 2017 (Text, video)

College of Arts and Sciences Commencement
May 28, 2017 (Text, video)

Graduate Schools Commencement
May 27, 2017 (Text, video)

USD School of Law Commencement
May 20, 2017 (Text, video)

A Conversation with the San Diego Anti-Defamation League
May 2, 2017 (Text)

President's Forum on Immigration and Inclusion
Apr. 19, 2017 (Text)

Torero Promise Press Conference
Feb. 14, 2017 (Text, video)

President's Forum
Dec. 14, 2016 (Video)

Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference
Nov. 22, 2016 (Text)

Creating a Successful Path for Veterans
Nov. 2, 2016 (Text)

Fall Convocation 2016
Sept. 9, 2016 (Text, video)

President's Forum
May 25, 2016 (Video, USDOne login and password are required)

Torero Tour, San Diego
May 19, 2016 (Video)

Deepening Inter-Religious Dialogue and Community Alliances
Feb. 17, 2016 (Text, video)

Inaugural Address: The Three E's of Citizenship
Dec. 4, 2015 (Text, video)

Fall Open House: Character, Competency and Citizenship
November 2015 (Video)

San Diego Rotary Club
Oct. 1, 2015 (Text, slides)

Fall Convocation 2015
Sept. 11, 2015 (Video)

Dr. Harris

Messages to the Campus Community

President's Postcard for October
Nov. 2, 2017

President's Postcard for September
Sept. 29, 2017

Opening Message to our Campus Community
Sept. 6, 2017

Aug. 16, 2017

Congratulating the Class of 2017
May 18, 2017

Wishing the campus a happy Passover and blessed Easter
Apr. 12, 2017

Announcing new provost and vice president of academic affairs Gail F. Baker
Apr. 11, 2017

Response to President Trump's executive order regarding immigration policy
Jan. 30, 2017

Welcome to the spring 2017 semester
Jan. 26, 2017

Announcing New Director of Athletics Bill McGillis
Dec. 19, 2016

Update on task force on immigration and DACA
Dec. 16, 2016

Creation of task force on immigration and DACA
Dec. 8, 2016

Message to the campus on immigration and DACA
Nov. 21, 2016

Message to the campus after the election
Nov. 10, 2016

Editorial in The USD Vista: President Harris Wants You to Vote
Nov. 3, 2016

Update on the Four Taskforces for Diversity and Inclusion
Oct. 3, 2016

Creation of Four Taskforces for Diversity and Inclusion
Feb. 8, 2016

Editorial in The USD Vista Student Newspaper on Solidarity
Dec. 4, 2015

President's Reports

2016 President's Report (PDF on Issuu)

2015 President's Report (PDF on Issuu)

Published Writings

We're scaring off future Einsteins
(Appeared Mar. 17, 2017 in print and online edition of USA Today)

What I'm Reading: "Laudato Si'"
(Appeared Sept. 30, 2016 in issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Convene, Cooperate, and Collaborate: How Six Colleges and Universities Came Together to Address Issues of College Access for Urban Youth
(Chapter 9 from 2015-2016 Series: Innovative Concepts to Achieve Campus Transformation)

There Is Value in Every Person
(Essay published in This I Believe: Philadelphia; as heard on the This I Believe podcast, Dec. 14, 2015)