Presidential Prospectus

Preparing leaders sustained by a love of learning and a commitment
to responsible stewardship of the wider world, Bates is a college for
coming times.


As Bates undertakes this presidential search, the campus community expects its next president to embrace, embody, and promote its values, while confidently leading the college to claim its position as a pioneer in diversity and inclusivity, a center of rigorous intellectual exchange and personal growth, a committed partner in its local community, and a global leader among liberal arts colleges.