Office of the President Archives


March 18, 2022 7:50 pm

Update on a Pending Union Issue

Dear Colleagues, This afternoon, we received word from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, D.C. that they have…


March 15, 2022 3:00 pm

Bates Sustainability Roadmap

Dear Members of the Bates Community, We are very pleased to share with you the final version of our Sustainability Roadmap,…


February 7, 2022 3:18 pm

Information on a Pending Union Issue

Dear Colleagues, In response to questions from faculty and staff, I write to address the union election and the college’s…


January 31, 2022 12:01 pm

Update on Union Election

I write to provide an update on the union election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from January 6 through January 28. Ballots have been received by the regional office of the NLRB, but it was confirmed this afternoon that they will not be counted today as originally scheduled because a request for review of the appropriateness of the bargaining unit is pending before the NLRB and remains unresolved.


January 21, 2022 2:25 pm

Equity and Inclusion: Call for VPEI Search Committee Nominations

Dear Colleagues, I write today with an update on the consultation process regarding the work of equity and inclusion at…


October 12, 2021 3:15 pm

Union Organizing at Bates

Dear Colleagues,

I write to address issues and questions that have arisen in the context of union organizing efforts at Bates and to outline how the college intends to support all employees as we move through the process.


September 30, 2021 4:18 pm

Bates Community Letter: Fall 2021

Dear Members of the Bates Community, As we settle into the rhythms of the academic year, I wanted to be…


September 23, 2021 2:03 pm

Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism Work at Bates: Report on Progress and Planning

Introduction The work of equity, inclusion, and antiracism is central to achieving our core mission of providing an education that…


August 31, 2021 4:42 pm

‘The Project of Truth-Seeking’: Remarks at Convocation, Aug. 31, 2021

I would like to think with you this morning about a project that is central to everything we do at…


May 11, 2021 11:35 am

May 2021 Financial Update for Faculty & Staff

Dear Colleagues, As we approach the end of the academic and fiscal years, I write to share an update on…