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.
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 Mark D. Gearan was quoted on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," as part of a discussion about recent media coverage of problems with the website for "Obamacare," the Affordable Care Act. Hosted by Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist, the episode on Tuesday, Dec. 3, also featured as guests Jim VandeHei, president and CEO of Politico, and Jon Meacham, executive editor and executive vice... More >>
Five decades ago, Cleveland L. Sellers Jr., then an active participant in the civil rights movement and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., faced significant obstacles on a course of action set forth to attain justice and equality. As distinguished guest of the President's Forum Speaker Series at HWS, Sellers, a lifelong educator who has been president of Voorhees College since 2008, shared ... More >>
Cleveland L. Sellers Jr., president of Voorhees College, will join the President's Forum Speaker Series on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. Active in the civil rights movement, Sellers worked as an advocate for justice and human rights and has been a lifelong educator. He was named president of Voorhees College in April of 2008. The title of hi... More >>
As the Co-Chair of the National Advisory Board for Public Service at Harvard College, President Mark D. Gearan recently led the annual meeting of leaders in business, academic and non-profits who gathered at the Cambridge, Massachusetts campus to focus on "Establishing Stronger Pathways to Public Interest Careers." Harvard's National Advisory Board was formed last year following President Drew Gi... More >>
The Colleges hosted a standing-room only crowd for a lecture on genetic counseling by Yale research scientist and Geneva High School graduate Ellen T. Matloff, as a distinguished guest lecturer of the Max and Marian Farash Community Lecture series on Oct. 24. Matloff was introduced by Courtney Franceschi '16, also a GHS alum. Colleges President Mark D. Gearan reflected on the promise and success ... More >>
When he first took office at the age of 24, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick sent out a memo to the 450 government employees of the city. The memo contained two simple rules for the workers: Myrick never wanted to hear them say "we've always done it this way" or "other cities do it this way." In his short time as mayor of the city of 30,000 - and throughout his journey thus far - Myrick has sought to b... More >>