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Harrison College Introduces New Columbus Campus President

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Lenee' Pezzano to lead Columbus, Ohio campus

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harrison College, a private sector college serving more than 4,000 students worldwide, announced today that Lenee' Pezzano will assume the role of campus president for Harrison College's Columbus, Ohio, campus beginning October 1.

Prior to joining Harrison College, Pezzano led the Industry Strategies sector of Columbus State Community College's (CSCC) Center for Workforce Development. While at CSCC she was instrumental in the successful development and execution of industry sector strategies in response to identified labor demand, and connecting with program offerings as a means of revenue generation for the college.

"Lenee' brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from her various roles in the private and public sector," said Duane Schmitz, senior vice president of operations at Harrison College. "Her commitment to improving higher education to meet the demands of changing labor and economic conditions, coupled with her connections in the Columbus community, will be an asset as Harrison College continues to provide quality education and career opportunities to our students."

Her latest project, LogisticsART (Attract and Retain Talent), prepared dislocated and underemployed individuals with the skills necessary to obtain employment in the logistics industry, resulting in more than 1,000 trained individuals and a 70 percent employment placement rate.

About Lenee' Pezzano
Pezzano obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1994 from The Ohio State University and is currently pursuing a Master's of Business Administration at Franklin University. She has served in a variety of roles in both private and public sectors including workforce development, human resources, sales, project management, training and customer service. Pezzano is an active member of the Columbus Regional Logistics Council's Workforce Committee and is involved with Refuge for Women, where she mentors young women who are in pursuit of healing from human trafficking and prostitution. In addition, Pezzano strongly supports the Voice of Martyrs and Montana de Luz Christian organizations.

About Harrison College
Founded in 1902, Harrison College is a career-focused institution of higher education serving more than 4,000 students worldwide. The institution grants associate's and bachelor's degrees across five schools of study: business, health sciences, information technology, criminal justice and veterinary technology, as well as through its culinary division, The Chef's Academy. Harrison College offers students a customized learning environment that could include online, traditional classroom at one of its 11 campuses or two culinary schools, or through a combination of both. Harrison College campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and the institution is a candidate with The Higher Learning Commission, an affiliate of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA). For more information, visit or call (888) 544-4422.

Becky Polston, APR

Mari Yamaguchi

SOURCE Harrison College

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