August 28, 2023

The Perfect Beginning to Your Harris Experience

The new student orientation experience kicks off with the Welcome Address, a quintessential part of the orientation experience. This annual address is not only a chance for you to engage with other incoming students, but also to learn more about the impact of public policy and the academic journey you are about to embark on.

You'll be welcomed to campus and Harris by the Harris Student Government and you’ll learn from the President of the Harris Alumni Council, about Harris' fantastic alumni network you will soon join. 

Opening Keynote

This year's program will feature an opening keynote by Kevin Hartman, MPP/MBA '98.

Kevin Hartman, Former Chief Analytics Strategist at Google, Author "Digital Marketing Analytics: In Theory And In Practice"

As Google's Chief Analytics Evangelist, Kevin Hartman and his team partner with major advertisers, creative agencies, and media companies to develop digital solutions that build businesses and brands. His roster of client work includes brand names such as Nestle, General Mills, Kellogg's, Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, Motorola, the United States Postal Service, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Del Monte, Boeing, Qualcomm, Wagner USA, ABN Amro, Bank of America, and the Chicago Board of Trade, among others. He holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, an MPP from the University of Chicago's Harris School, and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business.

Previous Speakers

Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President and CEO of (2022)

Senator Sarah McBride, First State Senate District, Delaware (2021)

Jahmal Cole, CLA'20, Founder, My Block, My Hood, My City, (2020)