Announcing Clayton Spencer as Bates’ eight president (2011)

  • Video: Student reactions to President-elect Spencer (2011)
    Following the announcement of her presidency by the Bates Board of Trustees, Matt Baker-White ’13 of Williamstown, Mass., documented President-elect Clayton Spencer’s first day on campus. Baker-White produced this short video to explore student reactions to the new president.
  • News coverage of Spencer’s election as Bates president (2011)
    A selection of news coverage, including Bates News, of Clayton Spencer’s election as Bates president in 2011.
  • President-elect Clayton Spencer’s first remarks to the Bates community (2011)
    The following are remarks by President-elect Clayton Spencer on Dec. 4, 2011, following her introduction by Mike Bonney ’80, chair of the Bates Board of Trustees. Wow. Thank you so much. Mike, thank you for your overly generous words — I was sitting backstage with Meg Kimmel desperately looking around to figure out who Mike…
  • Video: Announcement and welcome (2011)
    Videos of the announcement and welcome for President-elect Clayton Spencer on Dec. 4, 2011, in the Gray Athletic Building.
  • Video: Interview with President-elect Clayton Spencer (2011)
    This interview with President-elect Clayton Spencer was produced for the announcement of her election on Dec. 4, 2011.
  • Comments from colleagues about Clayton Spencer (2011)
    On Dec. 4, 2011, the college’s announcement of Clayton Spencer’s election as president of Bates included comments from colleagues, all of whom agreed: Her election is a natural step forward for this widely admired leader, colleague, and friend. Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University Bates has made a brilliant choice. Clayton Spencer has been…