Stories about "Leaders"
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Three alumni elected to Bates College Board of Trustees

Thursday, December 1, 2016 12:47 pm

Bates College has announced the election of David W. Longdon III ’14, Judith Miller ’91, and Emma Sprague ’10 to the Board of Trustees.

Laura Faure, director of the Bates Dance Festival, is shown on the Bates campus in July 2012. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Laura Faure, Bates Dance Festival director, to step down after 2017 festival

Friday, November 11, 2016 11:30 am

Laura Faure, the fourth director in the history of the Bates Dance Festival, will step down after the 2017 season — the festival's 35th and her 30th.

Sean Findlen will become Bates College's chief communications officer Sept. 1.
Sean Findlen ’99 named chief communications officer at Bates

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 9:28 am

Sean T. Findlen, a senior vice president with the global communications firm Weber Shandwick, will become the college’s chief communications officer, effective Sept. 1.

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Katie Vale named Bates Vice President for Information and Library Services and Librarian

Thursday, July 2, 2015 8:00 am

Vale, whose appointment is effective Sept. 1, 2015, is currently director of digital learning at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

President Clayton Spencer
President Spencer joins board of leading higher education group

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 8:52 am

Bates College President Clayton Spencer has been elected to the board of...

From left, Dean of the Faculty Matt Auer, Student Government President Alyssa Morgosh '15 and college President Clayton Spencer prepare to speak at Bates' 2014 Convocation. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
‘Your job is to discover and learn,’ Convocation speaker Matt Auer tells Class of 2018

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 4:25 pm

Likening the Bates experience to a voyage of discovery, Dean of the Faculty Matt Auer's 2014 Convocation address was the centerpiece of the midday ceremony.

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With Convocation in view, a new Age of Discovery is about to begin at Bates

Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:25 pm

For the dean of the faculty at Bates College, there's a clear connection between a student's journey while at Bates and the Age of Discovery that opened the globe to seafaring European explorers centuries ago.

The renovated Roger Williams Hall (at left) and Hedge Hall: "Projects I am proudest of," says Terry Beckmann. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Terry Beckmann, Bates vice president for finance and administration, to retire May 30

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 2:08 pm

Beckmann transformed the way Bates does business, says President Spencer. Her favorite project: the Hedge and Rogers Williams renovations.

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Portland paper quotes Spencer on Obama plan to rate colleges’ cost and value

Monday, August 26, 2013 4:38 pm

The Portland Press Herald sought the opinion of the Bates president, among others, about the new proposal.

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Spencer joins select group of college leaders in Presidential Innovation Lab project

Thursday, July 18, 2013 8:00 am

President Spencer is part of a new national group of college and university leaders who will explore ways in which new technological approaches to higher education might be used to boost the number of Americans able to earn a college degree.

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