Jason T. Konesco is President & CEO of Harrison College-a 112 year-old institution of higher learning that offers numerous degree programs in five schools of study. As President & CEO, Konesco leads the college’s more than 800 employees and oversees its 12 campuses, online division and culinary division (The Chef’s Academy). Approximately 4,000 students are enrolled. Jason joined Harrison College in 1999 as director of admissions. He subsequently was promoted to assistant executive director, corporate director of career services and business development, vice president of finance and business development, and senior vice president of operations for Harrison College. He has co-chaired the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) professional development committee and has presented at the APSCU Leadership Institute for four years. He is a board member of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, a board member of the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, serves on the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation Board of Directors (IndyGo), serves on the board of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, and is a past board member of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Prior to Harrison, Jason worked for Brightpoint, Inc., in Indianapolis and Philip Morris U.S.A. in Minneapolis. At Brightpoint, he was responsible for training, finance, marketing, forecasting, contract negotiations and developing IT interfaces. He successfully landed the company’s largest customer to date, which resulted in an increase in North American distribution of 90 percent and added $50 million in yearly revenue. At Philip Morris, he managed a sales territory, where he grew all contracted accounts, and worked in marketing, where he managed contracts, promotions and pricing strategies.Jason earned an MBA in Finance from Butler University and a bachelor’s in marketing from the University of Notre Dame. He earned a scholarship to play hockey at Notre Dame.Jason and his wife, Jodi, and three children Anabel, Rachel and Joseph, live in the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood of Indianapolis. He is an active member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (serving on the pastoral council), Young Presidents’ Organization (serving on the board as Youth & Family Chair), the Notre Dame National Monogram Club, the Notre Dame Club of Indianapolis and participates in youth coaching, youth mentoring/tutoring and other volunteer service projects.
Dr. Dennis Trinkle serves as the provost and chief academic officer at Harrison College, where he is responsible for the leadership and management in planning, developing, administering and evaluating the academic activities of the College, including curriculum management and delivery, faculty development, and academic policies, procedures and mandates centered on teaching and learning. He works collaboratively to achieve the organizational objectives of academic excellence, student service and regulatory compliance through effective planning, coordination and implementation of strategic and tactical directives.
Dr. Trinkle currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife Kristi and two sons JT and Nathan.
Mike Skaggs is the special assistant to the president of Harrison College. In this role, Mr. Skaggs is responsible for the treasury, real estate, banking, accounting and insurance activities for the organization. He is also responsible for the Harrison College 401(k) program, arranging external audits of company accounts and accounting activity, and maintaining strong relationships with banks and other lending institutions.
Mr. Skaggs has spent 40 years with Harrison College and graduated from the school in 1970. He has held a variety of positions at Harrison College, including faculty member, campus director and business manager.
Greg Wallis is chief financial officer for Harrison College, directing the organization's overall financial plans, policies and accounting relationships with lending institutions and the financial community and establishes financial controls and standards to safeguard assets. In addition, he oversees the College’s Title IV financial aid program and related compliance, as well as tax reporting and investor relations.
Prior to his promotion to CFO, Mr. Wallis served as vice president of student financial services & finance at Harrison College.
Mr. Wallis has extensive experience in both higher education and public accounting, having served as vice president of finance at ITT Educational Services, prior to joining Harrison College. At ITT, he oversaw the systems, processes and staffing for the school’s $1.4 billion-dollar student aid program and developed and executed strategic plans for student aid funding, including federal student aid, state grants, veterans’ benefits, private loans, accounts receivable and collections and default prevention. He also developed relationships with federal, state and private lending organizations and identified new sources for student financing.
Mr. Wallis is a Certified Public Accountant who spent 10 years with Arthur Andersen’s audit practice early in his career. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. Mr. Wallis and his wife, Betsy, and two children, Ethan and Danny, live in the Castleton area of Indianapolis.
Michael Crowley serves as Harrison College’s vice president - legal and compliance. In this role, Mr. Crowley handles the College’s legal matters, including issues involving corporate governance, employment and labor law, corporate compliance, intellectual property and real estate. As Harrison College’s first in-house attorney, Mr. Crowley designed and implemented organization-wide processes for the development and indexing of policies and procedures, affecting all key aspects of the College’s operations, to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. In addition, he instituted the College’s first contract review, approval and indexing system. He also oversees and directs the Human Resources department, serving nearly 800 full and part-time employees.
Mr. Crowley is an attorney and executive with more than 17 years of experience in the legal profession, including six years in private practice with the former Indianapolis-based firm Locke Reynolds (now Frost Brown Todd) and 11 years in corporate legal roles of increasing complexity and responsibility, including corporate counsel roles with the former Steak n Shake Company and ITT Educational Services. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Purdue University and a JD from the Mauer School of Law (Indiana University – Bloomington).
Mr. Crowley and his wife Melissa reside in Fishers with their three children: Ashlyn, Addison and Cullen.