hobart and william smith colleges



Dear Members of the Hobart and William Smith Community,

The search for the next president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges has continued to gain momentum and we are pleased to report that we remain on schedule to name the next president this spring.

A series of facilitated listening sessions on campus as well as the reflections of our alumni, alumnae and parents informed the Position Profile, and in turn attracted exceptional candidates. We thank you most sincerely for your input and candor.

In December, the Presidential Search Committee interviewed a cohort of highly qualified candidates, each one bringing a wealth of expertise and unique perspectives to the role. From this pool of applicants, the Search Committee has selected several finalists we believe have the capacity, experience and vision to lead Hobart and William Smith Colleges into the future with confidence. In the coming weeks, the Search Committee will gather again to further interview these finalists and make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees. The Board will then make the final decision on the next president.

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for your continued support. We wish you a Happy New Year.


Cynthia Gelsthorpe Fish ’82 Andrew G. McMaster, Jr. ’74, P’09
Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees      Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees