Geneva said goodbye to outgoing Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark Gearan and his family at a reception Thursday night at Lynch Furniture in downtown Geneva.
Gearan reflected on his 18 years as HWS President and the partnerships between the College and the community. He said the reason Geneva has experienced a revival in recent years is because of its people.
Thursday evening’s thunderstorm added some humor to the festivities.
The program featured the Geneva High Marching Band, a singalong with the Geneva Varsity Singers and the presentation of a plaque proclaiming the part of Pulteney Street that runs through the HWS campus as Gearan Way.
After the program, Gearan told Finger Lakes News Radio about the position of President in Residence at Harvard he’ll begin in the fall.
The Gearans will leave for Massachusetts at the end of July.