Speeches and Columns

President Gearan

Every year, Hobart and William Smith Colleges' President Mark D. Gearan offers the valedictory address at Commencement. Throughout the year he provides the community with updates on the Colleges by way of his column "Lakeviews" in the Pulteney St. Survey.

Addresses Delivered by President Gearan

Columns Written by President Gearan

The Talloires Network Steering Committee: Updates from the Chair, President Mark Gearan

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Gearan Featured in RBJ

Not long after Mark Gearan was named president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, he placed a call to George Stephanopoulos, an old friend and colleague from his days working in the White House... More >>


HWS Generates $244M Economic Impact

A recently released economic analysis by an independent research firm concluded that Hobart and William Smith Colleges' impact on the economy surpassed $244 million in 2013. The study's conclusions arrive at the same time the Colleges are making the fourth consecutive payment to the City of Geneva as part of a 10 year, $1.7 million commitment that was established to assist in balancing the city's...  More >>

Geneva 2020 Successes Continue

Thanks to the ongoing efforts of Geneva 2020 partners and supporters working together to increase graduation rates, improve literacy and boost college readiness for students in Geneva City Schools, the local initiative has continued its significant progress this fall across a number of fronts. Among the recent successes are the continued engagement of Hobart and William Smith community members in...  More >>

HWS Receives Highest U.S. Honor for Service

Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been recognized nationally as one of only four institutions named for the President's Award for Education Community Service in a recent Honor Roll of nearly 800 colleges and universities considered for the prestigious recognition. In addition for the fifth consecutive year, Hobart and William Smith have been named to the President's Higher Education Communit...  More >>

President's Forum to Host Brison

An expert on sexual violence, Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Dartmouth College Dr. Susan Brison will join the Colleges' ongoing dialogue about enhancing a culture of respect as she visits HWS as the next guest of the President's Forum Series. The forum will take place beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9 in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. Through he...  More >>

Gearan Quoted in The Chronicle

President Mark D. Gearan was recently quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education in a feature article about the White House's College Opportunity Day of Action that will convene leaders from around the nation to engage in a summit focusing on increasing college access and opportunity for disadvantaged students. The College Opportunity summit follows an inaugural event in January 2014 held at the...  More >>

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