HIRAM, OH – Yesterday, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) visited Hiram College where he met with the College’s new President, David Haney, took a tour of the campus, and discussed public policy with students enrolled in the Garfield Center for Public Leadership. During his visit, Joyce also met Garfield Center Director James Thompson, Hiram College Librarian Janet Vogel and James Malz, a member of the Hiram College Board of Trustees.
“I couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to get a tour of the Hiram College campus and was glad to have the opportunity to meet President Haney and congratulate him on his new position,” said Joyce. “I want to thank him as well as all the faculty, staff and students who took time out of their day to show me how Hiram sets its students up for future success with a high-quality education. After speaking to several of the students enrolled in the Garfield Center for Public Leadership, I wouldn’t be surprised if some of them ended up in Congress one day. I’m always encouraged to see young leaders get involved to help solve the challenges facing our communities and our country.”
“It was an honor both for Hiram College and for me personally to host Rep. Dave Joyce on our campus,” said Hiram College President David Haney. “His reputation for listening carefully to his constituents was clearly in evidence as he spoke to our administrators, faculty, and students. The highlight of his visit was his discussion with our student Garfield scholars–not only did he communicate his broad, deep, and nuanced understanding of major political issues, but he also inspired the students with his own story of how his desire to benefit the community landed him in Congress.”
Founded in 1850, Hiram College has a roughly 700-acre campus and has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,267. Hiram College offers 29 majors, 38 minors, several pre-professional concentrations, and dual degrees. Notably, the 20th President of the United States, James A. Garfield, studied at Hiram and also served as one of its presidents. In U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges report, Hiram College ranked 15th out of all Regional Colleges Midwest, 11th in Best Undergraduate Teaching, fifth in Most Innovative Schools, 20th in Best Value Schools, and 11th in Top Performers on Social Mobility. It is also ranked third in the nation by Washington Monthly for Bachelor-level colleges.