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 >>


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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Gearan at White House to Discuss Geneva 2020

HWS President Mark D. Gearan was invited by The White House to join other national leaders in higher education in Washington, D.C., for the White House College Opportunity Day of Action, a summit on Dec. 4 focusing on the continued efforts to expand college access for underserved and low-income students. For HWS and the Geneva City School District, efforts to increase college opportunities for st...  More >>

Carville and Matalin Offer Prelude to 2016

Following the 2014 midterm elections, political strategists James Carville L.H.D. '13, P'17 and Mary Matalin P'17 joined the Hobart and William Smith Colleges President's Forum Series for post-election commentary and their predictions for 2016. Carville and Matalin -- who have been married for more than 20 years and are prominent and influential voices in the Democratic and Republican parties, re...  More >>

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