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Correct on Campus is devoted to being the go-to source for the answers and ideas campus events planners need most.

Need help? Come here first!

Correct on Campus is devoted to being the go-to source for the answers and ideas campus events planners need most.

Need help? Come here first!

Correct on Campus is devoted to being the go-to source for the answers and ideas campus events planners need most.

Special event planners in higher education inhabit a unique world. Tradition, history, and campus peculiarities are part of our planning mix. Of course, we must possess an expert command of the basics: planning, budgeting, site selection, catering, production, and the like. But we must also understand the arcane world of academia. We're expected to coordinate high-tech symposia as deftly as we orchestrate tradition-infused academic ceremonies. Our audiences vary from prospective students to distinguished faculty members and public officials. And the functions we oversee range from intimate dinner parties to multi-day conventions. We take it all in stride. Indeed, we thrive on the variety. But do we have questions? Naturally! The good news is that Correct on Campus by April L. Harris is here to provide answers.

About

April L. Harris provides expertise to colleges, universities, and independent schools through workshops, coaching, and consulting about milestone special events such as inaugurations, academic ceremonies and traditions, protocol for the president's office, managing the official residence, and welcoming international visitors.

Workshops

Group and individual training delivered at your site and structured so that participants can easily absorb information and put it into immediate practice. Seminars can be customized to meet your training needs. Topics include etiquette for advancement professionals, etiquette for special events planners, business etiquette, dining skills, dressing, and hosting international visitors. Invest in your staff by giving them the gift of training.

Why Choose Me

APRIL L. HARRIS is a recognized authority on collegiate special events management, academic traditions, etiquette, and protocol. She is the author of the best sellers  Special Events Planning For Success, 3rd Edition; Etiquette and Protocol A Guide for Campus Events, 2nd Edition; and Academic Ceremonies A Handbook of Traditions and Protocol. Her latest book, Managing An Official Residence A Guide to Best Practice, was released in 2022.

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April L. Harris has established a reputation as an advocate for elevating the stature of events planners on campus and for upholding academic traditions.

April is the  former Associate Vice President for University Events and Director, Presidential Events at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where she was responsible for ceremonies, major public events, and university protocol.

In 2008 she was chosen as the recipient of one of the Council For Advancement and Support of Education's (CASE) highest honors, the Frank Ashmore Award for service to the advancement profession.