Mark Gearan, President of Hobart and William Smith College

Peace Corps Online: Peace Corps News: Directors of the Peace Corps: Mark D. Gearan: August 11, 1995-August 11, 1999 : Gearan: Mark Gearan, President of Hobart and William Smith College

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Mark D. Gearan is a college president whose life exemplifies
the strongest attributes of Hobart and William Smith Colleges:
civic engagement, global awareness, a focus on the 21st century,
and a commitment to students.

President Gearan's appointment to Hobart and William Smith
Colleges in 1999--making him one of the nation's youngest college
presidents--reinforced the Colleges' commitment to global understanding
and study abroad opportunities, community service, and service
learning, with the goal of providing these elements through
contemporary facilities and state-of-the-art technology.

When named president, Gearan was serving as director of the
Peace Corps in Washington, D.C., a post he assumed in 1995.
Under his leadership, the Peace Corps saw a resurgence of interest
in the notion that national service is a worthy pursuit. The
Colleges have progressed under his leadership in a similar manner.
President Gearan has peaked interest among students who want
to experience a semester or more abroad. He participates often
in campus and community service projects.

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Mark Gearan, President of Hobart and William Smith College

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