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 Convenes Public Forum on Problem Gaming

In his first initiative as Chair of the New York Gaming Commission, Mark D. Gearan, president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges led a public forum to address issues surrounding problem gambling on Wednesday, April 9 in Albany. Gearan was nominated by Governor Andrew Cuomo in January to lead the state agency that regulates the lottery, casinos and horse racing. The Gaming Commission convened ...  More >>

PFS Speaker Khazei Recognized

President's Forum Speaker Alan Khazei and his wife Vanessa Kirsch are included in Fortune magazine's list of "World's Greatest Leaders: 9 dynamic duos," released March 20. Khazei, co-founder of City Year and founder of Be the Change, Inc., and Kirsch, founder and managing director of New Profit, are listed alongside other powerful figures in politics, media, philanthropy and business who create c...  More >>

Rome Bureau Chief Simpson '63 Joins PFS

Victor Simpson '63, former Rome Bureau Chief for the Associated Press, will share his insights about a career chronicling four papacies as a guest of the President's Forum Speaker Series on Monday, March 31. His talk titled, "Roman Holiday: 40 years as a foreign correspondent" will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Melly Academic Center. It is also available online. During his car...  More >>

Platoni '74 Joins President's Forum

Dr. Kathy Platoni '74 will present "When Trauma Doesn't Bleed: The Psychological Toll of War" as part of the President's Forum Series on March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Seneca Room. Platoni has dedicated her life to serving others, venturing "beyond the wire and into the crucible of war" to care for the Soldiers who need it most. Currently a clinical psychologist in private practice, she recently ...  More >>

Cancelled: Got Your 6's Marvin PFS

A former U.S. Army officer and Blackhawk helicopter pilot, Chris Marvin now works to empower veterans and bridge the civilian-military divide as managing director of Got Your 6, an offshoot of Be the Change Inc. A President's Forum Talk with Marvin scheduled for March 13 has been cancelled due to inclement weather. It is hoped the Colleges will be able to reschedule his talk,"You're Welcome for M...  More >>

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