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Left, a poignant moment during the installation: Clayton Spencer hoists her academic cap, the same one that her father, Samuel Reid Spencer Jr. — now 93 and seen below with his daughter after the ceremony — wore as president of Mary Baldwin College and Davidson College. From an early age, Clayton recently told The Chronicle of Higher Education, she experienced the liberal arts college as a “distinctive alchemy of people and ideas.” Photograph by Rene Minnis
‘Pretty cool’: Proud and grateful for her time at Bates, President Spencer offers final remarks

Thursday, June 29, 2023 7:17 pm

“I am proud and grateful to be associated with this fabulous college that you guys are lucky enough to claim as your own,” Spencer said in her final remarks as president, shared with alumni at Reunion.

Keeping it real as Bates’ record-setting admission season hits the home stretch

Thursday, April 13, 2023 1:34 pm

A record 8,937 prospective students applied to Bates this year. And on April 3, a dozen of those newly admitted students made their way to a Pettengill Hall classroom to get a real taste of Bates academics.

Bates College announces goal to add eight new permanent faculty positions

Monday, January 23, 2023 1:03 pm

Expanding the Bates faculty “is a matter of central importance to the strength and vitality of our academic program,” said Malcolm Hill, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty.

Leana E. Amáez to join Bates College as vice president for equity and inclusion 

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 8:58 am

Leana Amáez, who joins Bates on Feb. 27, 2023, is a seasoned equity and inclusion leader and longtime advocate for underrepresented populations. “I am thrilled to welcome Leana to Bates to lead our work in equity and inclusion — work that is central to our mission and to the success and well-being of every member of our community,” said Bates President Clayton Spencer.

The 10 most-viewed BatesNews stories of 2022

Thursday, December 8, 2022 2:13 pm

As the year ticks to a close, here’s a top-10 countdown of the 2022 BatesNews stories with the most views, plus the average time readers spent on each story.

Tracey Reeves to join Bates College as vice president for communications and marketing

Friday, August 5, 2022 10:59 am

Reeves, who has extensive leadership experience in higher education and journalism, comes to Bates from Georgia Institute of Technology, where she is associate vice president for research and academic communications.

Clayton Spencer to step down as Bates president on June 30, 2023

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 8:00 am

Bates President Clayton Spencer announced today that she will conclude her tenure at the end of the next academic year, on June 30, 2023. “Clayton has been a transformative leader for Bates, giving new shape and meaning to the power of a liberal arts education for today’s world,” said John Gillespie ’80, chair of the Bates College Board of Trustees.

Vice President for College Advancement Sarah R. Pearson ’75 to retire on June 30, 2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022 3:30 pm

A nationally recognized leader in higher education fundraising and the architect of the record-setting Bates Campaign, Pearson will retire on June 30, 2022, at the conclusion of the campaign.

Ecorep Tamsin Stringer ’22 of Bloomington, Ind., poses at the new electric charger stations behind Underhill in the Merrill Gym parking lot.“Underhill Electric Vehicle Chargers Project “Bates has installed other EV chargers in the past. This project will be different for three primary reasons. First, we have already received a grant from CMP for the make-ready infrastructure portion of the project, which has historically been the bulk of the expenses for EV charger installations. Secondly, this project will include installing level 2 chargers for the first time at Bates, which will allow for monetary collections for charging, tiered charging for different kinds of customers, and incentivize to move one’s car once it's fully charged. Finally, this project allows for future EV charger installations in the same location for much lower cost, because the make-ready infrastructure for more EV chargers will be easily accessible.
Bates College announces plan to become climate positive by 2030

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 10:04 am

Meeting the goals of the Bates Sustainability Roadmap will "touch and enrich our lives here on campus," said President Clayton Spencer, while also furthering the college's stated mission of "to prepare leaders with a commitment to responsible stewardship of the wider world."

Bates College announces $100 million initiative to expand access for talented students who are Pell eligible, low income, or undocumented

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 9:00 am

The $100 million effort is powered by a $50 million challenge grant from the Schuler Education Foundation that will be matched dollar for dollar by Bates donors. "This is a game changer for Bates," says President Clayton Spencer.

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