Episode 1: Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14
Throughout her first year at the Colleges, Hobart and William Smith Colleges President-Elect Joyce P. Jacobsen will get to know the community with “Pulteney Street Podcast: Inside HWS with Joyce Jacobsen.”
“A vital part of this year will be learning all I can about the Colleges and beginning to develop connections with the people who make this place so special,” says Jacobsen, who begins her tenure as President on July 1, 2019. “As I explore HWS in a variety of ways, meeting with individuals and groups across the breadth of the community, I’ll be interviewing faculty, staff, students, alums, and Geneva residents to learn about and share the history, values, stories and aspirations that have defined the Colleges and will shape their future.”
In the first episode, which is posted below and will broadcast on Saturday on WEOS at 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and on WHWS at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Jacobsen interviews Executive Editor of The New Yorker and former HWS Trustee Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14, who will deliver the 2019 Commencement address.
Jacobsen is a renowned labor economist, award-winning teacher and experienced administrator with three decades of experience taking on increasingly complex roles in higher education. She earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University, M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and A.B. from Harvard University. She began her academic career at Rhodes College before joining the Wesleyan University faculty. There, she became a full professor in 2000 and was awarded an endowed chair as Andrews Professor of Economics in 2003. She began her work as an administrator in 2013 when she was appointed Dean of the Social Sciences and Director of Global Initiatives at Wesleyan, and then Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2015. She is the first woman president of HWS.
The music for the podcast series was created by Alex Kerai ’19.