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. Harry is a highly-respected advocate for innovative career training and career and technical education that empowers individuals and communities.
In 2014, the Great Oaks Board of Directors named Harry its fifth President and CEO. He oversees four Great Oaks campuses and dozens of satellite programs embedded in the region’s schools serving over 20,000 youth from 36 partnering school districts and 14,000 adult learners from throughout Greater Cincinnati. Great Oaks is one of the largest career-technical school districts in the country, covering 2,200 square miles in southwest Ohio.
He continues to hold many leadership roles in both professional and community organizations. He presently serves as Board Chair for the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce, Batavia Rotary Club, and Christian Benevolent Association. He also serves on the boards for REDI (Regional Economic Development Inc.), the UC Economic Center, Learn 21, High Aims, the Ohio Association of Career Tech Superintendents, and Clermont UC Advisory Council.
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. He presently resides outside of Batavia with his wife Janet; he has two daughters, one son, and one grandson.
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