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Vincent Featured in Sigma Pi Phi Message

Vincent Greg - 0128hi resThe naming of Dr. Gregory Vincent as the next president of Hobart and William Smith was recently featured in an article appearing in the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity’s publication The Signal.

“I am honored to be named the next President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) in Geneva, NY. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve and lead my Alma Mater,” Vincent says.

In lauding Vincent’s election, the organization’s top official Grand Sire Archon Wesley Coleman says: “On behalf of the 5,000 Archons of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, we offer sincere congratulations to one of our outstanding Archons on the occasion of his appointment as President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges … We are all very confident he will guide his alma mater with excellence as he forms a partnership with faculty/staff, trustees and students.”

The full text of the announcement is below.

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The Signal – Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity
Grand Sire Archon-Elect Gregory Vincent Named President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges
April 22, 2017

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges, located in Geneva, New York, announced that the Board of TrusteeVincent Greg - 0128hi ress has unanimously voted to approve the Presidential Search Committee’s recommendation, naming Dr. Gregory Vincent ’83 the 27th President of Hobart College and the 16th of William Smith College.   A national expert on civil rights, social justice and campus culture, Archon Vincent currently serves at The University of Texas at Austin as Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement, Kellogg Professor of Community College Leadership and Professor of Law.

“On behalf of the 5,000 Archons of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, we offer sincere congratulations to one of our outstanding Archons on the occasion of his appointment as President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges”, says Grand Sire Archon Wesley Coleman.  “Archon Vincent has provided strong strategic direction in leading our social action programs which focus on youth as he prepares to assume the role of Grand Sire Archon next year.  I have personally known Archon Vincent for over twelve years and have seen firsthand his commitment to higher education and to preparing our youth for meaning and rewarding careers.  We are all very confident he will guide his alma mater with excellence as he forms a partnership with faculty/staff, trustees and students.”

Incoming HWS President Gregory J. Vincent and his wife Kimberly Wilson Vincent.

“I am honored to be named the next President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) in Geneva, NY, says Grand Sire Archon-Elect Vincent. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve and lead my Alma Mater. I especially appreciate that the HWS Board of Trustees fully supports my position as Grand Sire Archon Elect because they are aware of the prestige of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and the quality of the Archons and Archousai. My Archousa Kim and I are thrilled to move to my home state and to continue to serve our august fraternity. We will see you all at the Regional Boules.”

Vincent’s extensive career is distinguished by his commitment to equity and justice, both in education and in the wider public arena. Since joining UT-Austin in 2005, Vincent has presided over the university’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, now regarded as a national model. Under Vincent’s leadership, the division has grown to encompass a $50 million budget with more than 400 employees and 50 units, as well as 400 local and regional partners, who help connect the university’s resources to communities across the state, particularly those facing significant challenges in accessing education.