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 >>


Gearan Quoted in Hugh Hewitt Profile

HWS President Mark D. Gearan was recently quoted in a National Journal cover story profiling nationally syndicated talk radio host, Hugh Hewitt. As the 2016 election cycle gets underway, Hewitt, host of the "The Hugh Hewitt Show," is quickly becoming the right wing's go-to pundit. Hewitt, a conservative, is known for his ability to ask tough, yet reasonable questions of leaders on both sides of ...  More >>

Gearan Addresses International Summit

Hobart and William Smith President Mark D. Gearan recently served as keynote speaker at the International Service Learning Summit (ISL), a multiday conference in Durham, N.C., that convened leaders and practitioners worldwide to discuss service, particularly at the global level. Hosted by DukeEngage at Duke University, this year's event centered on global community partnerships, while offering at...  More >>

Leadership and Public Service at PFS

During the President's Forum event on March 6, Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, a senior adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry, engaged in a conversation on leadership, public service and her career as a diplomat, with a panel of interviewers that included HWS President Mark D. Gearan; Ithaca Mayor and HWS Presidential Fellow Svante L. Myrick; and Kelly Mauch '17, a public health major and advisory b...  More >>

Gearan Joins Let Girls Learn Initiative

HWS President Mark D. Gearan joined Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and other national service leaders on Tuesday, March 3, for the Obama Administration's launch of expanded efforts to help adolescent girls across the globe attend and complete school through the Let Girls Learn initiative. President and Mrs. Obama are championing the ...  More >>

Chris Marvin Visit POSTPONED

DUE TO ILLNESS, THE PRESIDENT'S FORUM EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A FUTURE DATE. A former U.S. Army officer and Blackhawk helicopter pilot, and a fourth-generation U.S. Army combat veteran, Chris Marvin joins the President's Forum Series to discuss his work with Got Your 6, an organization that empowers veterans by bridging the civilian-military divide through creative par...  More >>

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