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 >>


Collective Impact at the President's Forum

In her President's Forum talk, "Early Lessons in Achieving Collective Impact in Education," Chancellor of the State University of New York Nancy L. Zimpher engaged with Hobart and William Smith and the Geneva community about the struggles in education facing the country and the strides the government, institutions of learning, and local communities can take toward pooling resources and data to me...  More >>

Gearan to Kick Off Nobles' Day of Service

Hobart and William Smith President Mark D. Gearan has been invited to deliver the keynote address at Noble and Greenough School's community service day taking place on Tuesday, April 14, at more than 65 locations across the boarding school's hometown of Dedham, Mass., and in the surrounding Boston area. Head of Upper School Michael K. Denning says Gearan's extensive background and expertise as on...  More >>

President's Forum to Host Zimpher

Chancellor of the State University of New York Nancy L. Zimpher, who leads the country's largest comprehensive system of higher education with 463,000 students, will be welcomed to Hobart and William Smith Colleges as the next guest of the President's Forum Series on Thursday, April 9. Zimpher's talk, "Early Lessons in Achieving Collective Impact in Education," will be featured alongside a specia...  More >>

Gearan Quoted in Hugh Hewitt Profile

HWS President Mark D. Gearan was recently quoted in a National Journal cover story profiling nationally syndicated talk radio host, Hugh Hewitt. As the 2016 election cycle gets underway, Hewitt, host of the "The Hugh Hewitt Show," is quickly becoming the right wing's go-to pundit. Hewitt, a conservative, is known for his ability to ask tough, yet reasonable questions of leaders on both sides of ...  More >>

Gearan Addresses International Summit

Hobart and William Smith President Mark D. Gearan recently served as keynote speaker at the International Service Learning Summit (ISL), a multiday conference in Durham, N.C., that convened leaders and practitioners worldwide to discuss service, particularly at the global level. Hosted by DukeEngage at Duke University, this year's event centered on global community partnerships, while offering at...  More >>

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