Former Peace Corps Director Gearan Talks Up The Peace Corps At HWS

A profile of Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark Gearan was  featured on the front page of the Rochester Business Journal on June 14.

The article covered Gearan’s career in politics beginning with the Dukakis campaign, followed by the Clinton administration and his tenure as Director of the Peace Corps. The article states that Gearan has brought large-scale initiatives to the colleges, (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) and leading them in strategic planning at five-year intervals and in the largest capital campaign of their history.

Gearan’s 11-year tenure at HWS has been influenced, the article says, by his experience as head of the Peace Corps. He has helped the college adopt the ‘Peace Corps’ mission of “bringing the world home,” sharpening the school’s focus on studying abroad and encouraging 60 percent of students to do so.

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