• Donald Harward

    Former President of Bates College

    Donald West Harward is a philosopher and served as the sixth president of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine from 1989 to 2002. Harward received his B.A. in mathematics from Maryville College, then his M.A. from American University, and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Maryland. Harward then taught at the University of Delaware and the College of Wooster, where he served as a dean and vice president of academic affairs. In 1989, Harward became president of Bates College. As president, Harward stressed Bates’ tradition of egalitarian values and involvement in the community. He strengthened the thesis program and study abroad programs, and worked to integrate Bates into the Lewiston community. President Harward retired in 2002. The Harward Center for Community Partnerships in Lewiston was opened in 2005 and was named after Harward for his continuous work in strengthening community ties.


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