Seth Harris works with clients to help them optimize net tuition revenue and manages the development and implementation of Hardwick Day’s industry leading Net Price Calculators. He has helped over 35 clients optimize their net tuition revenue using a variety of services including Financial Aid Optimization, Inquiry Scoring, Retention Analysis, and Operational Assessments. Seth, along with the rest of the Net Price Calculator team, have designed, tested, and implemented fully customized Net Price Calculators for over 65 clients. He joined Hardwick Day as an Associate Principal in 2009, and was promoted to Principal in 2015.
Before joining Hardwick Day, Seth worked at Lawrence University as an Assistant Director of Admission for three years. During his time at Lawrence, Seth led a complete redesign of the admissions website, created a database to track inventory, developed a series of intelligent on-line registration forms, and helped to streamline the alumni recruitment program.
Seth earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and Bachelor of Music degree in percussion performance from Lawrence University. Such degrees, he was once told, qualify him to ring the bell on Wall Street.
Outside of work, you will often find Seth at a rehearsal or performance with a variety of local orchestras. He also enjoys hiking with his wife and young sons, downhill skiing, and occasionally chasing a white ball around a golf course.
Birthplace/Hometown: Born in Des Moines, IA, but grew up in Madison, WI.
First job: Mowing my neighbor’s lawn.
Favorite book/movie: Freakonomics and Ronin.
Favorite class/job in college: Orchestral Conducting and stage managing.
What course do you wish you had taken in college? British History.
What have you learned about colleges that you didn’t expect? How committed each client is to their students and mission.
What’s the best thing about the people you work with? They are very, very smart.
Favorite quote? "Action is character." F. Scott Fitzgerald