A story about Mark D. Gearan and other college presidents was printed in the Friday, May 4 issue of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The story focuses on the connections college presidents have and how they use these contacts to recruit commencement speakers.
Speakers for the Sunday, May 13 commencement ceremony at Hobart and William Smith will be Judy Woodruff, PBS senior correspondent; and Albert R. Hunt, a former reporter for CNN and The Wall Street Journal. President Gearan said he knew them personally from his time as a former Peace Corps director and director of communications in the Clinton White House.
“We want someone with professional accomplishment or lives well-lived,” Gearan said.