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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 >>


Geneva Second Graders Visit Campus

On Friday, April 29, the Hobart and William Smith community will host students from Geneva-area elementary schools as part of Geneva 2020's efforts to build a stronger community and better prepare students for academic success. The day's events will introduce more than 100 local second graders to a college setting, with activities focusing on literacy and career possibilities. The program was ins...  More >>

Social Entrepreneur to Deliver Commencement Address

Dr. Cheryl L. Dorsey, a Harvard trained physician who started a community-based mobile health unit and who, as the president of Echoing Green, is a global leader in the social impact movement, will deliver this year's Commencement address on Sunday, May 15. The Commencement ceremony with procession will begin on the Hobart Quadrangle, where 496 students will earn bachelor's degrees, seven graduat...  More >>

Warren, Myrick Talk City Issues

From revitalizing public transportation systems to combatting the heroin epidemic affecting cities across the nation, Mayor of Rochester Lovely Warren and Ithaca Mayor and HWS Presidential Fellow Svante Myrick opened the spring President's Forum Series with a discussion about the innovative solutions they've developed to address the challenges facing their evolving cities. "Today we welcome two e...  More >>

Gearan Discusses Institute of Politics in Harvard Gazette

On the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School, the Harvard Gazette offered a retrospective on the IOP's legacy of promoting public service, featuring recollections from esteemed alums including HWS President Mark D. Gearan, a 1978 Harvard graduate. Gearan -- who is a former director of the Peace Corps and served during the Clinton administration as Assistant...  More >>

President's Forum Welcomes Donna Brazile

Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile will join Hobart and William Smith as the next President's Forum Series speaker on Monday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Albright Auditorium. Brazile is vice chair for civic engagement and voter participation at the Democratic National Committee (DNC), a nationally syndicated columnist, and in 2000 became the first African-American to manage a presi...  More >>

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