Time Warner Cable News reported on President Mark D. Gearan’s announcement in an Aug. 17 piece, “Long-Time President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges Stepping Down.” The report, as a developing story, outlined general information about Gearan’s career.
The full text can be found below:
GENEVA, N.Y. — The president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges since 1999 announced he’s stepping down at the end of the coming school year.
Mark Gearan is the longest serving president at the colleges, and at the time of his appointment, one of the youngest college presidents in the country.
He’s the former director of the Peace Corps, White House senior staff member during the Clinton administration and Harvard graduate.
Gearan’s known for further uniting the city of Geneva and the colleges during his term.
During his soon-to-be 18 years as president, colleagues describe Gearan as committed, and unparalleled in vision and leadership.
Gearan’s next move is “President in Residence” at Harvard University.
The Board of Trustees at Hobart and William Smith will create a committee to guide the search for the next president.