Hobart and William Smith Colleges will host the New York Six Summit on June 22 and 23, gathering the leadership of the consortium of New York State liberal arts colleges to reflect on the first five years of the group’s collaboration and to look toward its future.
Comprised of HWS, Colgate University, Hamilton College, Skidmore College, St. Lawrence University and Union College, the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium shares resources and ideas as they delve into topical issues regarding the sustainable success of higher education institutions.
“The annual meetings of the New York Six leadership always offer exciting prospects for Hobart and William Smith, for the other consortium members and for the communities we call home,” says HWS President Mark D. Gearan. “Over the past five years, this consortium has strengthened each of its members, which in turn has had a deep impact on the region and beyond. The partnerships we have cultivated and the resources we share expand learning opportunities for our students, bolster the research and scholarship of our faculty and advance us toward our fulfilling our missions.”
In the context of cooperation, this year’s Summit will explore a host of issues, from community-building on campus in the digital age; to the changing landscape of Title IX; to collaborative ways of improving economic sustainability for the institutions, their students and the region.
Established with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the New York Six facilitates collaboration among its member institutions in fulfilling their educational missions and serving the public good. Through the sharing of expertise and resources, the consortium enhances options for students, faculty, and staff, while reducing colleges’ individual and collective operating and capital costs.