In February 2012, three months after then-president David B. Burks announced his decision to retire from the presidency, David Crouch, director of Harding’s Public Relations Office proposed producing a short video to introduce the person who would become president. In April 2012, the Transition Committee endorsed the idea and planning for the project began.
Later in August, Garrett Hubbard, a former USA TODAY photographer/videographer and the White House News Photographers 2012 Video Editor of the Year, was selected to produce the Harding presidential video. In May 2013, Garrett began his task to introduce President Bruce D. McLarty to alumni, parents, donors and prospective students. Today, we are excited to release this video introducing Harding’s fifth president.