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Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 4:35pm

Colgate University President Jeffrey Herbst announced the selection of Douglas A. Hicks as provost and dean of the faculty, effective July 1, 2012. Hicks also will serve as professor of religion.  Hicks has spent the past 13 years at the University of Richmond, where he currently serves as professor of leadership studies and religion in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies. He is the author of four books, including With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America...

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 11:30am
  • Planning for fall faculty sessions at Colgate, Hobart and William Smith, St. Lawrence.
  • Workshop for student services staff also to be planned if campuses remain interested.
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 11:20am

The first two diversity workshops for faculty were held in May at Union College and Hamilton College.  The workshops were conducted by two facilitators from the Anti-Defamation League’s Campus of Difference™ program: Raymon Parker and Kenneth Roman.  The half-day program focused on awareness of stereotypes and cultural assumptions , their affect on interpersonal interactions, and how to respond when confronted with situations involving prejudice and discrimination.  The initial feedback from...

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 11:13am

Bruce Selleck, Harold Orville Whitnall Professor of Geology at Colgate University, has been tapped by President Jeffrey Herbst to serve as Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty.  A Colgate alumnus, Selleck most recently served as director of the Upstate Institute, and previously was director of the Picker Institute for Interdisciplinary Science.

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 10:52am

Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark D. Gearan has been named chair of the Talloires Network Steering Committee. He assumed office on June 16 at the conclusion of the 2011 Talloires Network Global Leaders Conference in Madrid, Spain.  The Talloires Network is an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civil roles and social responsibilities of higher education. Read the...

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 10:45am

The Union College "Ethics Across the Curriculum" program was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education.  You can read the article here.

Friday, March 11, 2011 - 10:31am

Patrick D. Reynolds, professor of biology at Hamilton, has been appointed dean of faculty at the college, effective July 1, 2011. He is currently serving in that capacity on an interim basis. Reynolds’ appointment follows an extensive national search to fill the vacancy created when former Dean of Faculty Joseph Urgo was named president of St. Mary’s College of Maryland. “Patrick Reynolds is a highly regarded teacher and scholar who has served ably for the past nine months as interim dean of...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 11:57am

Hobart and William Smith Colleges have named a longtime faculty member, respected scholar, innovative teacher and dedicated community member as interim provost and dean of faculty. Professor of Economics Pat McGuire will begin his new duties this summer and will serve for one year while the Colleges conduct a national search for a permanent replacement. He succeeds Teresa Amott who was recently named President of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. “Pat brings to this position more than...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 11:54am

Teresa Amott, who has served as provost and dean of faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges since 2005, has been named president of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. She is the first woman to lead Knox, a 174 year-old liberal arts college known for its innovative immersion, study abroad and public service programs. "Teresa will be greatly missed by her colleagues and friends here on campus and within the Geneva community," says HWS President Mark D...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 10:01am

The deans of students have proposed a joint meeting with provosts and presidents to discuss the “Role of the Liberal Arts College in the 21st Century,” with the goal of building further connections between academic affairs and student affairs.  Suggested timing is fall 2011.  Amy will discuss with the provosts whether there is a possible tie-in with the Teagle proposal. NOTE: In a discussion of this idea with the presidents, further refinement of the concept was requested.  Amy will work...