Liberal Arts Partnerships

The Bates Center’s cultivation of collaborations enriches the Lewis & Clark student experience. This page highlights some of these partnerships.





Liberal arts training prepares future leaders to grapple with opportunities, risks and complexities of humans in society.

Liberal arts education  +  students meeting leaders in their field  +  the mindset of innovation, enterprise and leadership  =  students possessing knowledge, freedom and network to create new solutions.

As Steve Jobs famously said ” “It is in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough — it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.” 


Guest Artist Program

A partnership between the Theatre Department and the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership:

Guest Artist Program 2019-20