Fred Harris Senior manager at professional services firm Deloitte in Long Island, N.Y.
Class Of: 2008, 2010
Campus: Old Westbury Major: Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration
Measure of Success
“I believe that success is most sustainable when achieved without compromising core values or beliefs.”
Advice for it Professionals
“The days of IT being simply a service are coming to an end. As part of this evolution, IT must now be aligned with overall business strategy. To that end, I encourage all IT professionals to gain an understanding of business and consider pursuing a business degree.”
“I am a family man at heart, so coming home and sitting down to dinner with my family is absolutely the best part of my day.”
Best NYIT Moment
“My favorite memory is my graduation day in 2008 and the feeling of accomplishment after such a long journey. Sharing that day with my wife, Diane, daughter Morgan, and my mother—after all of the love and support they provided while I pursued my degree—was very special. Unfortunately, my father had passed away nine months earlier, but I know he was there in spirit.”
Square pie and spumoni from L&B’s Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn, N.Y., and burgers from the Shake Shack in New York City.
Mets or Yankees
“I’m a Mets fan and go to as many games as possible. My wife even had Mr. Met come to my 40th birthday party.”
“I’ve collected comic books for more than 35 years and have almost 40,000 of them.”