Writings, Addresses and Videos

Published Writings

Being Homeless Sticks with You (Audio)
Homeless in San Diego Podcast, 2018

@ the Helm, The ACCU Blog on Leadership, 2018

The Role of Vision in Fostering Catholic Identity
Catholic Identity in Context, University of San Francisco Press, 2018

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)

President's Reports

The University of San Diego continues to depend upon its many partners to assist in its mission to make the world a better place. Our enduring commitment to impact society has led to a campus-wide, collaborative focus on fostering and supporting meaningful change. Please join us in looking back at the accomplishments of the past year through the pages of the President's Report.

2018 President's Report (PDF on Issuu)

2017 President's Report (PDF on Issuu)

2016 President's Report (PDF on Issuu)

2015 President's Report (PDF on Issuu)



Fall Convocation
Sept. 13, 2019 (Video; USDOne login required)

"Love Thy Enemy": President Harris' Message at Opening School Year Mass
Sept. 12, 2019

President's Forum
Mar. 20, 2019 (Video, requires USDOne login)

President's Forum: Envisioning 2024 Update
Dec. 19, 2018 (Video, requires USDOne login)

2018 College of Arts and Sciences Commencement
May 27, 2018 (Text, video)

Mercy College 100th Anniversary Celebration
Feb. 22, 2018 (Text)

For past addresses and messages sorted by year, see the menu of this page.