Introducing Harry snyder
For more than two decades Harry Snyder, President and CEO (Superintendent) of Great Oaks Career Campuses, has been committed to ensuring that youth and adults are prepared with the competitive skills necessary for economic growth. Because he understands that this means business and education working together, he has become a major voice in workforce training.
In 2014, the Great Oaks Board of Directors named Harry its fifth President and CEO. He is responsible for four campuses and career technical training for over 20,000 youth and 15,000 adults from 36 partnering school districts. Great Oaks is one of the largest career-technical school districts in the country, covering over 2,100 square miles in southwest Ohio.
Great Oaks has been named a Cincinnati Enquirer Top Workplace for 7+ years. Harry has been acknowledged multiple times as a Cincy Magazine Power 100 recipient.
He continues to hold many leadership roles in both professional and community organizations. He presently serves on Boards of Learn 21, High Aims, Christian Benevolent Association, Ohio Association of Career Tech Superintendents, Clermont County Chamber of Commerce, Clermont UC Advisory, and the FFA Agriculture Education Foundation.
Harry holds a Master’s Degree in Vocational Education from Wright State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from the University of Cincinnati.
Harry has resided in Southwest Ohio his entire life. Presently he resides outside of Batavia with his wife Janet; he has two daughters and one son.
Commentaries from Harry Snyder, President/CEO
Note: Many of the following also appeared in local newspapers and on news websites.
- Work-based learning opportunities give students experience
- Pandemic allows people to show their best
- Student organizations and competitions prepare students for success
- It's career training AND college
- Help wanted: Narrowing the skills gap
- Career-technical facilities provide real-world experience for students
- Time to think about your own learning
- Careers start with professional training
- Graduation doesn't mean goodbye to graduates
- A good return on your investment