Presidential Search Updates


October 24, 2022 8:30 am

The Leadership Profile

Dear Members of the Bates Community, Over the last month, our search…


September 29, 2022 11:03 am

Announcing the Bates Presidential Search Committee and Website

Dear Members of the Bates Community, We are very pleased to write…


September 13, 2022 9:17 am

Opportunities to Share Your Perspective

Dear Bates faculty, staff, and students, We hope that you each enjoyed…


July 19, 2022 11:27 am

A Message from Board Chair John Gillespie

I write today to share some initial information about the search for Clayton’s successor. The Board of Trustees has primary responsibility for selecting Bates’ next president, and it will be very much a community project, with an opportunity for everyone to contribute.


June 22, 2022 2:00 pm

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

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.


June 22, 2022 1:00 pm

A Message to the Bates Community

Dear Members of the Bates Community, I write to share with you…