Thomas Harrison has joined Eastern Nazarene College as director of the Pre-Law program.
In addition to teaching courses, Harrison will oversee the growth of the program, advise students regarding law careers and work to expand the college’s pre-law and business internship opportunities.
“Thomas Harrison has been practicing business, real estate and banking law in the Boston area for more than 25 years,” said Dr. Timothy Wooster, dean and provost of the college. “We are pleased to welcome an attorney of his caliber and integrity to the Eastern Nazarene College faculty.”
Harrison assumes leadership of the Pre-Law program following the successful 15-year tenure of Dr. Donald Yerxa, who served ENC as a history professor and administrator for more than 30 years before retiring and being named professor emeritus in 2009.
“I am absolutely delighted to be handing over the reins of the Pre-Law program to Thomas Harrison,” Yerxa said. “Tom holds two law degrees and brings decades of experience to this assignment. I look forward to working with him to ensure a smooth transition.”
Yerxa noted that preparing students for law school has been an academic strength of the college. Since the early 1980s, more than 100 ENC graduates have become lawyers, several of them attending the nation’s leading law schools.
Harrison is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University (BA, 1977), Villanova University (MPA, 1983), Suffolk University Law School (JD, 1986) and Boston University School of Law (LLM in Banking and Commercial Law, 1992). In addition to teaching courses at both ENC and BU, he has served on ENC’s Pre-Law Advisory Council for more than a decade. Tom is a long time member of North River Community Church and a deeply committed Christian.