“Barry loves his college and has given it more of his heart and soul than we will ever know.”

I have been privileged to work closely with Barry the past fourteen years. His intelligence, curiosity, compassion, and absolute commitment to making Bowdoin the best liberal arts college in the country have been a constant inspiration to me. Bowdoin’s impressive numbers tell much of what he has accomplished, but what resonates with me is the spirit on Bowdoin’s campus and among the parents and alumni. Barry loves his college and has given it more of his heart and soul than we will ever know. Bowdoin is a better place and we will miss him, but we have learned from him, and his legacy will continue to improve Bowdoin for many years to come.

—Peter Small ’64
Chair, Board of Trustees, 2005-2012
President, Spaulding & Slye Properties Co.