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 >>


Presidential Election 2016

With about 50 days to the Presidential Election, political strategists Mary Matalin P'17 and James Carville L.H.D. '13, P'17, Ithaca Mayor and Presidential Fellow Svante L. Myrick and The Echo Group President Dan Fee '92 talked politics across parties during a special Homecoming and Family Weekend President's Forum. Moderated by President Mark D. Gearan, the event was held in a standing-room-only...  More >>

Presidential Welcome for Classes of 2020

"Your son or daughter is at a great place, a very special place. They'll make it an even better place. It's a place forged in great history, great tradition, great aspiration and great ambition. So know that when you leave, that this is a place of caring and hospitality, and a community that's committed to inclusion," said President Mark D. Gearan during the President's Welcome Ceremony on Stern ...  More >>

13 WHAM: Longtime President Heading to Harvard

13 WHAM, a Rochester division of ABC local news, covered the announcement of President Mark D. Gearan's departure on its Aug. 19 broadcast. The segment, "Longtime President of Upstate NY College Heading to Harvard," covered Gearan's plans and some of the notable aspects of his presidency. A transcript of the broadcast is included below: GENEVA, N.Y. (AP) - The longtime president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges has announced he'll be stepping down next year, ending his stint as the school's ...  More >>

Democrat & Chronicle: HWS President to Leave in 2017

Democrat & Chronicle, a Rochester-based newspaper that is part of the USA Today network, published an article called "Hobart and William Smith President Gearan to Leave in 2017" on Aug. 17. The piece covers President Mark D. Gearan's announcement by detailing some of the many improvements achieved during his presidency, including the doubling of the HWS financial aid budget and endowed funds,...  More >>

Finger Lakes News Radio: Gearan Leaving HWS at End of Academic Year

Finger Lakes News Radio released the piece, "Gearan Leaving HWS at End of Academic Year" on Aug. 17. The segment includes both the text of President Mark D. Gearan's letter to the HWS community, an original article, and an audio clip of an interview of Gearan on the Finger Lakes News Radio station. The full text of the article can be found below: First word came in an e-mail to faculty and staf...  More >>

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