President, Bates College. LEWISTON — Bates College President Clayton Spencer expressed hope late Thursday that people will “absorb and learn from the ugly truths laid bare” by … As the former Chief Education Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, Spencer worked for the late U.S. Under Spencer, Bates has also introduced innovations in curriculum and pedagogy, including inviting small groups of students to work with professors to redesign courses, incorporating practitioner-taught courses into Bates’ Short Term curriculum, and expanding Bates’ established role as a national leader in community engaged work and learning, as well as other forms of practice-based learning. Racism at Bates College challenged. Bates staff described a mercurial president who can be warm and charismatic or angry and insulting. She also serves on the board of the Institute for the International Education of Students and the 2015 Aspen Institute Task Force on College Opportunity for High Achievers, the work of which resulted in the 2016 launch of the American Talent Initiative. ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY Bates College Lewiston, ME 2 days ago Be among the first 25 applicants In times of crisis, it's more important than ever for an academic co... mmunity to come together. Bates folks recall when the iconic activist, intellectual, and scholar Angela Davis — this year's MLK Day speaker — addressed a huge gathering in... At the Bonney Science Center, brick work is winding down and glass walls are going up. January 5 at 4:12 PM. WILMINGTON — Wilmington College will begin its second 150 years in January with Dr. Trevor M. Bates as its 19th president. Due to the pandemic, this year’s programming will be presented online. Founded by Quakers, Wilmington College enrolls slightly more than 1,200 students according to the latest data supplied by the U.S. Department of Education. In 2015 she received the Doctor of Civil Law honorary degree from Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec. It is grounded in Bates’ mission, has curricular and co-curricular aspects, and takes a four-year, developmental approach to working with students. Spencer took office as Bates College’s eighth president on July 1, 2012. Bates College , officially known as the President and Trustees of Bates College or simply as Bates ( ), is a private liberal arts college in Lewiston, Maine. Davis opens a day of reflection with her Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote, "Reckoning," on the carceral state. George Colby Chase, the second president of Bates College, was born March 15, 1844 in Unity, Maine to Freewill Baptist parents. She directed education legislation and policy in the Senate, including federal student aid, science and research policy, the education budget, and technology in education. Vice President, Consulting. Bates College asked Bates College Republican President Quinn Troy to send a photo and statement to be featured on its Instagram account as part of an effort to get students to vote. She was integral to securing three of the college’s largest-ever gifts: the $11.5 million spend-down Catalyst Fund in 2013; $19 million in endowment gifts in 2016 to establish six new professorships and create a new program in Digital and Computational Studies; and $10 million in endowment to name two new residence halls. More broadly, the college has expanded the number of students from underrepresented groups admitted to Bates, created innovative programs for first-generation-to-college students, won major funding from the Mellon Foundation to diversify the faculty, increased staffing and programming related to issues of diversity, and joined the Creating Connections Consortium (C3), a collaboration of colleges and two research universities that aims to address the challenges of diversity in higher education. She came to Bates from Harvard University, where she spent more than 15 years on the university’s senior leadership team. Bates will come to Wilmington College after 20 years of progressive leadership roles at several institutions. In the decades to come, success will go to the institutions that know who they are and how to engage effectively with the forces that are shaping our world. Bates announces virtual MLK Day events, including Angela Davi…, 30 years ago: Gulf War, Angela Davis, and a memorable night, Campus Construction Update: Jan. 15, 2021. The official athletics website for the. © 2021 Bates College -2 Andrews Road Lewiston, ME 04240 Bates intends to be among the vanguard. Before joining Bates, Spencer served for seven years as Vice President for Policy at Harvard, directing policy initiatives for the university. This website should help you learn more about Bates, but if you can, we would love to welcome you in person to our campus in Lewiston, Maine. King expressed similar views to Valen. “It was incredibly insensitive of me to speak out about the election without taking that into account,” Spencer said, referring to the “added harm, fear, and feelings of unsafety inflicted on the Bates community,” that the election supposedly caused. The Bates Student, the college’s student newspaper, reported that the college planned to profile one student per day ahead of the election and that the College Republican was the third student profiled. Spencer received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College in 1977, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with highest honors in history and German. Assistant Vice President for College Advancement Bates College, Lewiston, Maine Bates is a private, highly selective, residential college devoted to undergraduate study in the liberal arts. Belmont University has named Dr. William Bates the founding dean of the school’s new college of medicine, according to a news release. Davis is Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Happy New Year from the Bates Bobcast! Dr. Bradley J. Bates is an experienced and respected leader in collegiate athletics, most recently serving as the Director of Athletics at Boston College. Founded by Quakers, Wilmington College enrolls slightly more than 1,200 students according to the latest data supplied by the U.S. Department of Education. 2 Andrews RoadLewiston, Maine 04240Phone: 1-207-786-6255. Bates students and administration, as well as Democratic party leaders in … There have been eight presidents of Bates College, and one interim president. Monday’s keynote kicks off with welcomes from President Clayton Spencer and Bates Student Co-Presidents Perla Figuereo ’21 of the Bronx, N.Y., and Lebanos Mengistu ’21 of Somerville, Mass. WILMINGTON — Wilmington College will begin its second 150 years in January with Dr. Trevor M. Bates as its 19th president. The school’s president appeared at the assembly and — wait for it — apologized. (Here are the rules for college students seeking to vote, as outlined by the secretary of state in 2012.) While at Yale, Spencer was an editor of the Yale Law Journal, winner of the Moot Court competition, and chair of the Public Interest Council. We challenge ourselves as a liberal arts college to wrestle actively and joyously with the world as we encounter it, and invite our students to grapple with fundamental principles even as they hone their individuality and seek to make sense of themselves in … Spencer was also a lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, where she taught courses on federal higher education policy. https://www.batestech.edu/about-bates/college-governance/about-the-president Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, # BatesMLKDay takes place on Jan. 17–18 with the theme of "Confronting Our History; Justice for Coming Times." Biography. In times of crisis, it's more important than ever for an academic co... mmunity to come together. With the solidarity of companionship and the challenge of truth, we produce graduates with ethical awareness and a commitment to serving purposes larger than themselves. In a Zoom interview, King described some reasons why she aligns more with Gideon than Collins. Spencer hired Bates’ first chief diversity officer in 2013, who serves as associate vice president for strategic initiatives and is part of the college’s senior leadership team. Trevor M. Bates is the new president of Wilmington College in Ohio. Faculty The College's commitment to academic excellence and intellectual rigor is best exemplified in its faculty. Senator Edward M. Kennedy from 1993 to 1997. Drew Turner. Under her leadership, Bates has launched new initiatives in a number of areas, including: creating a new program in Digital and Computational Studies; strengthening programming in campus diversity and inclusion; transforming the college’s approach to preparing students for work and career; and significantly increasing fundraising. There have been eight presidents of Bates College, and one interim president. His father, Moses Cheney, was a paper manufacturer and a conductor on the Underground Railroad. She previously served as Harvard’s Associate Vice President for Higher Education Policy as well as Acting Executive Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Sarah King ’21, president of Bates College Democrats, emphasized that Maine is “very, very, very, very purple.” A swing state at its finest. The school’s president even appeared at a rally to apologize for the photo. A Message from President Clayton Spencer Since our founding in 1855, Bates has welcomed talented men and women from all backgrounds. Due to surging coronavirus cases across the state and country, Bates College has decided to extend winter break for an extra month, according to college president Clayton Spencer. It has always embraced the ideals of academic rigor, intellectual curiosity, egalitarianism, social justice, and freedom. He is the nineteenth president in the college’s 150-year history. All Bates students write senior theses or develop capstone projects, working intensively with a faculty member one-on-one over a period of months, or longer. She took part in the American Council on Education’s 2013 Presidential Innovation Laboratory, and received a Bicentennial Medal for achievement in the field of education policy from Williams College. Our General Education Concentrations embrace problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approaches, and more than 60 percent of our students spend some portion of their undergraduate time abroad. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, # BatesMLKDay takes place on Jan. 17–18 with the theme of "Confronting Our History; Justice for Coming Times." Christina is also President of the national African American Caucus of Community College Trustees. Since our founding in 1855, Bates has welcomed talented men and women from all backgrounds. College Names Its 19th President October 28, 2020 Trevor Bates Selected to Lead Wilmington College into the Future Wilmington College will begin its second 150 years in January with Dr. Trevor M. Bates as its 19th president. Earlier in her career, Spencer clerked in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, practiced law at the Boston firm of Ropes & Gray, and prosecuted criminal cases as an assistant U.S. attorney in Boston. Bates College is governed by its central administration, headquartered in and metonymically known as "Lane Hall". A. Clayton Spencer Davis opens a day of reflection with her Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote, "Reckoning," on the carceral state. George Colby Chase, the second president of Bates College, was born March 15, 1844 in Unity, Maine to Freewill Baptist parents. More than 500 members of the Bates community this week called on the college president to take swift action to combat racism. In the decades to come, success will go to the institutions that know who they are and how to engage effectively with the forces that are shaping our world. The president of Bates Technical College was put on paid administrative leave Tuesday night by the college’s board following an inquiry. Bates announces virtual MLK Day events, including Angela Davi…, 30 years ago: Gulf War, Angela Davis, and a memorable night, Campus Construction Update: Jan. 15, 2021. Giving to the college has increased steadily since Spencer’s arrival at Bates. With a steadfast commitment to discuss, teach, and reflect on the Rev. Through funded internships, practitioner-taught courses, a speaker series, and other opportunities, Purposeful Work promotes greater agency in students’ approach to their college years and a stronger bridge to life after college. Bates folks recall when the iconic activist, intellectual, and scholar Angela Davis — this year's MLK Day speaker — addressed a huge gathering in... At the Bonney Science Center, brick work is winding down and glass walls are going up. She earned a bachelor’s degree in theology from Oxford in 1979 and a master of arts degree in the study of religion from Harvard in 1982. The president is ex officio a member and president of the board of trustees, chief executive officer of the corporation, and principal academic of the college. 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