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 >>


New York Six Gathers at HWS

Hobart and William Smith Colleges will host the New York Six Summit on June 22 and 23, gathering the leadership of the consortium of New York State liberal arts colleges to reflect on the first five years of the group's collaboration and to look toward its future. Comprised of HWS, Colgate University, Hamilton College, Skidmore College, St. Lawrence University and Union College, the New York Six ...  More >>

Geneva Named All-America City

For its inclusive, innovative and ongoing efforts to influence positive, communitywide change, Geneva has been named a 2015 All-America City, a highly-selective honor awarded annually by the National Civic League to only 10 cities across the country. Geneva earned the national designation following the All-America City Competition held in Denver, where a group representing the City, Hobart and Wi...  More >>

Collective Impact at the President's Forum

In her President's Forum talk, "Early Lessons in Achieving Collective Impact in Education," Chancellor of the State University of New York Nancy L. Zimpher engaged with Hobart and William Smith and the Geneva community about the struggles in education facing the country and the strides the government, institutions of learning, and local communities can take toward pooling resources and data to me...  More >>

Gearan to Kick Off Nobles' Day of Service

Hobart and William Smith President Mark D. Gearan has been invited to deliver the keynote address at Noble and Greenough School's community service day taking place on Tuesday, April 14, at more than 65 locations across the boarding school's hometown of Dedham, Mass., and in the surrounding Boston area. Head of Upper School Michael K. Denning says Gearan's extensive background and expertise as on...  More >>

President's Forum to Host Zimpher

Chancellor of the State University of New York Nancy L. Zimpher, who leads the country's largest comprehensive system of higher education with 463,000 students, will be welcomed to Hobart and William Smith Colleges as the next guest of the President's Forum Series on Thursday, April 9. Zimpher's talk, "Early Lessons in Achieving Collective Impact in Education," will be featured alongside a specia...  More >>

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