Farewell Address By Middlebury College President Ronald Liebowitz May 20, 2015

With individual recognition to the contributions made by David Ginevan, David Macey, and Bob Churchill, saying “all came to the College in the 1970s. It was a very different institution then. The list of our peer schools—the schools that our applicants apply to most frequently—is also very different today. Our institutional wealth, still lagging behind the very best colleges, is far greater than it was. Our faculty is much larger and more professionally accomplished than in the 1970s, and the world outside of Middlebury has changed dramatically, making it possible to tie in professionally more easily with colleagues in distant places, yet also making it impossible to fall back on our isolated location to protect us from national and world eventsDavid Ginevan, David Macey, and Bob Churchill all came to the College in the 1970s. It was a very different institution then. The list of our peer schools—the schools that our applicants apply to most frequently—is also very different today. Our institutional wealth, still lagging behind the very best colleges, is far greater than it was. Our faculty is much larger and more professionally accomplished than in the 1970s, and the world outside of Middlebury has changed dramatically, making it possible to tie in professionally more easily with colleagues in distant places, yet also making it impossible to fall back on our isolated location to protect us from national and world events..