A Conversation with President David A. Greene

“I’m so proud of our community. [You] believed in the possibility that we could do this together…It’s the essence of Colby. You care about what we stand for, and you do anything you can to deliver on that promise.” – President David A. Greene

During a live, virtual event on June 3 kicking off Colby’s Virtual Reunion 2021, President Greene spoke with Trustee Shaquan Huntt ’13 and the extended Colby community about the College’s steady vision and bold action in a year like no other. “Rooted in our values and as sturdy as our resolve, [our course] allowed us to achieve more than we envisioned and to adapt to problems no one could have predicted,” narrates Huntt ’13 in the new Dare Northward campaign video unveiled during the event.

It was a moment to reflect on the challenges overcome and successes achieved since the launch of the Dare Northward campaign, most recently throughout the pandemic. From a commitment to providing the best on-campus academic experience safely in response to COVID-19, to opening the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center, announcing the first ever artificial intelligence institute at a liberal arts College, kicking off activity at downtown’s arts collaborative, and seeing the greatest demand ever for a Colby education with nearly 16,000 applications for the incoming Class of 2021, the momentum this year was unprecedented. 

And it was a moment to look forward to all of the opportunitiesthe peaksbefore us. From a growing Pugh Center for Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to a visionary arts ecosystem in Waterville and new facilities that will change the way our students learn and create knowledge, Colby is daring northward to leave things better than ever before.