April L. Harris is an expert in ceremonies, special events, etiquette, and protocol. She is the author of three books including 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. A popular workshop and conference presenter, she is a journalism/public relations graduate of Bowling Green State University, earned a certificate at The Protocol School of Washington, and is a member of Protocol and Diplomacy International-Protocol Officers Association. She has enjoyed a long and successful career in higher education and has offered training and consulting since 1993.