Stories about "Garry W. Jenkins"
Picture Story: ‘We Thrive, We Rise, Together’

Friday, May 10, 2024 12:23 pm

An immersive picture story capturing the ebullience, warmth, and resolute optimism that marked the inauguration Bates President Garry W. Jenkins, on May 4, 2024

Video: 10 cheerful, tearful, and inspirational moments from President Jenkins’ inaugural address

Friday, May 10, 2024 9:48 am

President Garry W. Jenkins' inaugural address took his audience through a range of shared emotions. Of the many moving moments in the speech, here are 10.

Say What: Quotable quotes from Batesies, family members, and guests at the Jenkins inauguration

Thursday, May 9, 2024 2:14 pm

We gathered brief quotes from 30-plus attendees at the inauguration of Garry W. Jenkins, everyone from Bates student waiters and musicians to the new Bates president's mom.

Bates College installs Garry W. Jenkins as ninth president

Saturday, May 4, 2024 1:17 pm

Installed as the ninth president in Bates College history on Saturday, Garry W. Jenkins used his inaugural address to offer four cornerstones to guide the work of the college. Keeping the college strong and vibrant benefits not only Bates students but U.S. democracy, he said. “They rise together.”

FAQs: What to know and expect at the inauguration of Bates College President Garry W. Jenkins on May 4

Monday, April 22, 2024 10:55 am

On May 4, 2024, Bates will install a new president for only the eighth time in its 168-year history.

Bates President Garry W. Jenkins awarded honorary degree by Albany Law School

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 1:24 pm

Jenkins, who was honored during the investiture ceremony for the law school's new president, spoke about the need for effective leadership education in law schools. “Being an effective lawyer and being an effective leader must be thought of as complementary skills,” he said.

Timeline, fun facts, and did-you-knows from past Bates inaugurations

Thursday, October 12, 2023 11:29 am

Here are facts, stories, and did-you-knows from all past Bates presidential inaugurations — plus world and Maine events.

At Convocation, an embrace and promise for the Class of 2027: ‘You get to be who you want to be’

Friday, September 8, 2023 10:08 am

From the Bobcat cheers coming from the women’s soccer team to President Garry W. Jenkins’ promise to the Class of 2027 that Bates is a place where “you get to be who you want to be,” the resounding message at Convocation on Sept. 5 was that Bates is a community centered on caring and kindness. 

‘They’re problem solvers’: Facts, figures, talents, and tidbits about the Class of 2027

Friday, September 1, 2023 12:37 pm

The newest Bates class, 509 students strong, is filled with examples of engagement and action. "They’re problem solvers,” says Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Leigh Weisenburger. Sometimes quite literally.

President Garry Jenkins meets with Admission Fellows for an ice cream social at the home of Vice President for Student Life Josh McIntosh at his home on 36 Mountain Avenue on July 5, 2023. It was the last scheduled event of the day. Day Five for the ninth Bates president — who officially became president on July 1 — was anything but a 9-to-5 affair, but instead a chance to explore the campus and meet as many folks as possible. After an early-morning walkthrough of Lane Hall, where he has his office, and the beverage break, provided by our Curb Cats food truck team, Jenkins took his first meal in Commons, a working lunch with faculty who are leading a few different academic initiatives. The afternoon was spent touring a variety of academic spaces and getting an inside look at the nearly completed Chase Hall renovation. His day concluded with a reception with colleagues and students who are on campus working as Admission fellows.
On his get-to-know-campus day, President Garry Jenkins meets many Bates folks — and embraces them all

Thursday, July 6, 2023 4:12 pm

Garry W. Jenkins, who became Bates' ninth president on July 1, used Wednesday as his get-to-know-Bates day. And he made an impression wherever he went.

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