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 Joins National 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 >>

President's Forum: Marvin on American Sniper

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 partnerships with the entertainment industry. Marvin will present his talk - "Hollywood and Vets: How Films ...  More >>

State Department Advisor Joins President's Forum

Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, a top advisor with the U.S. Department of State and former U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, will visit Hobart and William Smith Colleges as the next guest of the President's Forum Series. Bagley currently serves as Senior Advisor for Secretary's Initiatives in the Office of the Secretary of State under John Kerry and previously worked with U.S. Secretaries of State Madeleine...  More >>

Kimmel Discusses Gender Equality

Rejecting the notion that "men are from Mars and women are from Venus," noted sociologist, author and gender expert Michael Kimmel explored with the HWS community the idea that "on every measurable trait, attitude, and behavior that we have come up with, women and men are far more similar than we are different. That's the real story." In his President's Forum lecture, "Mars and Venus, or Planet E...  More >>

Former Peace Corps Directors Offer Counsel

Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet met with the eight former agency directors, including HWS President Mark D. Gearan, at Peace Corps headquarters on Thursday, Feb. 5 for a day of reconnection and strategic planning. "I was honored to join with past Peace Corps Directors at this important strategic session discussing the future of the Peace Corps," says Gearan, who served as director of ...  More >>

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