John Harrelson

HarrelsonSenior Associate Director


I’ve been a lifelong resident of Southwest Ohio and visited Miami for many years with my family. Miami has been like a second home to me: college visits with my brothers, alumni weekends with my parents, and tennis camp in the summers.

I earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton and a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University Chicago.

After moving back to Ohio, I jumped at the opportunity to put my education to use at Miami. I am thrilled to work in the Student Success Center where I am able to help students solve problems, answer their questions, and make students from all backgrounds feel at home at Miami.

I spent virtually every summer at Miami attending tennis camp. This was a great experience because we lived in the same residence halls that the athletes live in, practiced in the athletic facilities and ate in the dining halls. I would come home every August and be disappointed that I still had several years to go until I could attend college. Spending summers in Oxford is one of my favorite memories growing up and I love that I can now do it as part of my job!