Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, Ph.D.
Dr. Harvey-Smith has dedicated more than 25 years to higher education in a variety of leadership and administrative roles. Committed to leadership excellence, institutional performance and student success, she is a scholar-practitioner, whose experience in higher education is both diverse and expansive.Read the Full Biography
Reimagining the Future of Higher Education
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Time: 2:30 PM EST
Duration: 90 minutes. Please register to attend.
Discussion: Higher Education is at an important inflection point. Panelists will explore the challenges and opportunities that exist as the higher education landscape shifts and innovative leaders are forced to create cultures that are open and responsive to these sudden challenges, as well as address instructional changes, online prevalence, workforce partnerships, and innovation. As higher education pivots away from established norms, leaders must think outside of the box and chart new teaching, learning, and support paths for the future. Our featured panelists will provide their unique insights and how they reimagine the higher education learning, teaching, and support landscape evolving in the coming years. Emphasis on repositioning higher education institutions for the future will be a significant focus of the timely discussion.
Engage with the President’s Office
Alicia Harvey-Smith, PhD. and President of Pittsburgh Technical College, is a champion of the College’s mission on campus and in the community at-large. Browse this timeline for internal and external communications that reflect her thinking on the topics that affect not only PTC and our students, but on issues that drive education and the impact it has on the success of the Commonwealth.
In Memory of Dr. KingJanuary 19, 2021
Today we celebrate the birth and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This past Friday, Dr. King would have turned 92 years old. He did not live to see his 40th birthday. Yet in his short 39 years, he became one of the most recognizable and memorable figures of the Civil Rights Movement.
2021 New Year Presidential AddressJanuary 12, 2021
We Will Rise!January 7, 2021
I thought it important to reach out to all of you after yesterday’s disturbing events in our nation’s Capitol.
Democracy is a living, breathing, and sometimes messy form of government that requires constant attention and care by American citizens and our nation’s leaders; it’s defined by the collective voices, vision, and votes of all Americans. It’s rarely perfect except in its belief of governing based on the will and good intentions of the people, by the people, for the people.
Workforce Development in the Era of COVIDDecember 17, 2020
Dr. Harvey-Smith, PTC President and CEO, was at the table to discuss workforce development in the era of COVID and what is being done from a regional workforce development perspective to prepare workers for the jobs of the future. This topic is important now more than ever as PTC is committed to rebuilding the Commonwealth post COVID-19. Thank you Pittsburgh Business Times for the opportunity.
Beyond the Rankings: Regional Colleges’ Impact on Their CommunitiesNovember 20, 2020
Important January 2021 Quarter InformationNovember 19, 2020
Pittsburgh Technology Council’s 2020 CEO of the YearNovember 13, 2020
A Special Election MessageNovember 2, 2020
Dear PTC Faculty, Staff and Students,
On Tuesday, millions of Americans will go to the polls to exercise their sacred right to vote in federal, state, and local elections. This will be the culmination of an unprecedented election season, one in which more than 92 million votes have already been cast. This election is historic, as all elections are. Voting is an opportunity to dream of the possibilities of America.
October Commencement AddressOctober 7, 2020
A Message of EncouragementOctober 5, 2020
2020 Women in Leadership SymposiumOctober 2, 2020
Dr. Alicia Harvey-Smith, Pittsburgh Technical College President and CEO, will be a panelist and presenter at today’s 2020 Women in Leadership Symposium. Once again the Pennsylvania Diversity Council has brought together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, will educate, inspire, and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status.
U.S. News & World ReportSeptember 23, 2020
For the first time, Pittsburgh Technical College has been ranked with other colleges and universities by “U.S. News & World Report” and has been recognized in four categories.
Women of influence: Alicia Harvey-Smith charting a new course for Pittsburgh Technical CollegeSeptember 16, 2020
A newcomer to Pittsburgh, Alicia Harvey-Smith became president of Pittsburgh Technical College last year after serving in leadership roles at several colleges throughout the country. Since taking on her current role, she has worked to develop a number of programs that enhance and promote technical career education. She’s also in the midst of developing a new strategic plan for the school, which recently switched from being a for-profit institute to a nonprofit college.
Pittsburgh Technology Council – Business as UsualSeptember 2, 2020
Leading Higher Education’s Emergence Post COVID-19: A Call to ActionMay 27, 2020
A letter to the Class of 2020May 5, 2020
“Today, I write to you and your families on behalf of our faculty and staff, to honor each and every one of you for the expression of fortitude during such an unprecedented time in our world’s history.”
Visits to PTCMarch 9, 2020
President Harvey-Smith briefed Jennifer Beahm, Editor Pittsburgh Business Times, on the progress, changes, and advantages of Pittsburgh Technical College. Editor Beahm had the opportunity to tour the 180 acre campus, explore high-tech equipment / simulations and applied curriculum offered to PTC students.
Family Night OutMarch 7, 2020
Pittsburgh Technical College’s first Family Night Out at Pastoli’s in Squirrel Hill. The audience was treated to the sounds of PTC’s Faculty Band: King Crab & Company with Eric Joesph, Frank Schurter and Cyrus Anderson, and original poems from Dr. Harvey-Smith’s book Eclectic Insights.
Presidential Event Series: African-American Legacy Celebration – Through Music and LiteratureFebruary 21, 2020
a very special evening of music, poetry, literature, presentations and community learning
Learn more about the event and see the photos
WA+PTC: A Dual Enrollment OpportunityFebruary 13, 2020
We’re partnering with West Allegheny School District (WASD) to launch five healthcare-based, dual-enrollment programs to address the growing need for professionals in the region. Through this workforce-driven program, students in the WASD can earn college credits while simultaneously completing their high school diploma.