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Wednesday

April 1, 2015 8:52 am

President Spencer joins board of leading higher education group

President Spencer joins board of leading higher education group

Bates College President Clayton Spencer has been elected to the board of directors of the American Council on Education, the nation’s…

Thursday

March 26, 2015 9:14 am

Valerie Smith ’75 will be ‘an exceptional president’ for Swarthmore College

Valerie Smith ’75 will be ‘an exceptional president’ for Swarthmore College

Valerie Smith ’75 being named Swarthmore’s next president is a case of good news getting better.

Thursday

October 23, 2014 4:24 pm

President and Dean of Students meet with students about changes in student life

President and Dean of Students meet with students about changes in student life

Bates President Clayton Spencer and Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Joshua McIntosh met in an open…

Friday

October 26, 2012 8:00 pm

Video: Inauguration of Clayton Spencer

Video: Inauguration of Clayton Spencer

Watch the complete video of the inauguration of A. Clayton Spencer.

Friday

October 26, 2012 4:00 pm

‘The embodiment of Bates values,’ Spencer is installed as president

‘The embodiment of Bates values,’ Spencer is installed as president

Bates formally installed Ava Clayton Spencer, described by her former boss as the “embodiment of Bates values,” as its eighth president before a gathering of 2,500 on Friday afternoon.

Friday

August 31, 2012 12:37 pm

Focus will be on virtues of compromise as Bates greets Class of 2016

Welcoming the most selective and geographically diverse class in the school’s history, Bates begins its 2012-13 academic year Sept. 4.

Tuesday

June 19, 2012 12:00 am

About the Cover: Clayton Spencer

Clayton Spencer poses in Perry Atrium of Pettengill Hall.

Friday

June 15, 2012 12:00 am

Wow! Clayton Spencer begins a new relationship with her new college

Clayton Spencer’s rise as a U.S. higher education leader culminates in her debut as president-elect of Bates — and her avowed commitment to leading Bates toward a stronger marriage of excellence and opportunity.

Wednesday

June 13, 2012 9:31 am

Spencer: Liberal arts colleges face tough times, but Bates is ready

Spencer: Liberal arts colleges face tough times, but Bates is ready

“How do we think about Bates and places like Bates in the context of this challenging world?” asked President-elect Clayton Spencer during the annual Reunion Address on June 8