Addresses & Statements

Convocation Address

Each year President Liebowitz delivers a convocation address to the incoming class, describing the opportunities they will encounter and encouraging them to take best advantage of them.

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February First-Year Convocation 2013

Feb Celebration Address

Each winter, President Liebowitz gives a farewell address to students who completed their academic work at the end of January as part of what is known as February Celebration because most participating students began their Middlebury careers as February first-years.

February Celebration Address 2012.5

February Celebration Address 2013.5

Baccalaureate Addresses

At commencement each year, the president delivers a farewell address to the graduating class at the Baccalaureate service. 

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Special Addresses and Statements

Occasionally, the president delivers special addresses to the Middlebury community.

On Middlebury's Endowment, December 2012

"On College Finances, and the Future" - February, 2010

Middlebury Interactive Languages - April, 2010

Reunion Convocation

Each year, the president gives a talk at Reunion Convocation for those Middlebury alumni who have returned for reunion weekend.

President's Remarks, June 5, 2010

Middlebury Magazine

President Liebowitz discusses timely issues of interest to alumni, parents, and friends in his column in the College's award-winning magazine.

"The Most Valuable Legacy" - Winter 2011

"Your College and You" - Summer 2010

"The Liberal Arts at Work" - Spring 2010

"The Middlebury Model" - Winter 2010

"A Matter of Space" - Fall 2009

Inaugural Address

On October 10, 2004, Middlebury College inaugurated Ronald D. Liebowitz as its 16th president. Liebowitz gave an inaugural address that laid out his vision for Middlebury, looking back for inspiration to its 200-year history and ahead to the development of a "global" liberal arts college.

Archive by Date

To read the President's addresses, statements, and articles, please visit the full archive organized by date.

Addresses & Statements

2015

May 23, 2015: Baccalaureate Address

May 20, 2015: Farewell Address

January 31, 2015: February Celebration

2014

September 23, 2014: Statement on new tailgating policy at Middlebury

September 23, 2014: Update on ESG Progress (Environment, Social, and Governance) at Middlebury

September 8, 2014: Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy Updates

September 7, 2014: Convocation Address

May 24, 2014: Baccalaureate Address

February 1, 2014: February Celebration

2013

December 24, 2013: Statement on ASA Israel Boycott

December 12, 2013: Plan to Step Down; New Governance Structure

September 12, 2013: Statement on September 11th Incident

August 28, 2013: Statement on Divestment

May 25, 2013: Baccalaureate Address

February 6, 2013: February Convocation

February 2, 2013: February Celebration

2012

December 4, 2012: Statement on Middlebury's Endowment

September 9, 2012: Convocation Address

May 26, 2012: Baccalaureate Address

2011

September 11, 2011: Convocation Address

May 21, 2011: Baccalaureate Address

February 2, 2011: February Convocation

January 29, 2011: February Celebration

Winter 2011: "The Most Valuable Legacy" (Middlebury Magazine)

2010

September 5, 2010: Convocation Address

Summer 2010: "Your College and You" (Middlebury Magazine)

June 5, 2010: Reunion Convocation

May 22, 2010: Baccalaureate Address

April 14, 2010: Middlebury Interactive Language Announcement

Spring 2010: "The Liberal Arts at Work" (Middlebury Magazine)

February 12, 2010: On College Finances and the Future

January 30, 2010: February Celebration

Winter 2010: "The Middlebury Model" (Middlebury Magazine)

2009

September 6, 2009: Convocation Address

Fall 2009: "A Matter of Space" (Middlebury Magazine)

May 23, 2009: Baccalaureate Address

January 31, 2009: February Celebration

2008

September 7, 2008: Convocation Address

May 24, 2008: Baccalaureate Address

2007

September 9, 2007: Convocation Address

September 7, 2007: Statement on College Rankings

May 26, 2007: Baccalaureate Address

February 3, 2007: February Celebration Address

2006

May 27, 2006: Baccalaureate Address

2005

May 21, 2005: Baccalaureate Address

2004

October 10, 2004: Inauguration Address

September 12, 2004: Convocation Address