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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 >>


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 >>

Finger Lakes Times: Gearan to Leave HWS

Finger Lakes Times published an Aug. 17 article, "Gearan to Leave HWS after '16-'17: Longest-serving president in Colleges' history will return to Harvard, his alma mater." Along with President Mark D. Gearan's plans for the future, the Finger Lakes Times' story covered his journey from a former director of the Peace Corps to his current status as a HWS president. The full text of the article can...  More >>

Messenger Post: Gearan to Step Down

Messenger Post Media, a news outlet based in Canandaigua, N.Y., published the article "Gearan to Step Down as President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges" on Aug. 17. The piece covers both the advances that President Mark D. Gearan has made in the HWS community, and his future plans at Harvard. The full article can be found below: Mark D. Gearan, the longest serving president in the history of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, announced to the Board of Trustees that he will conclude his duti...  More >>

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