Philip J. Hanlon ’77, PhD, Is Named 18th President of Dartmouth

Dartmouth Now

November 29, 2012

The Board of Trustees of Dartmouth has elected Philip J. Hanlon ’77, PhD, as Dartmouth’s 18th president. President-Elect Hanlon, 57, serves as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan, where he is also the Donald J. Lewis Professor of Mathematics.

Hanlon will take office on July 1, 2013, and succeeds Jim Yong Kim, who was selected to serve as president of the World Bank in April this year. Carol L. Folt, the Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences, will continue to serve as interim president through June 30, 2013, when she will resume her role as provost. On January 11, Dartmouth will hold a welcome celebration on campus for Hanlon.

Announcing Hanlon’s unanimous election by the trustees, Board Chair Steve Mandel ’78 said, “Along with my fellow trustees, I am delighted to welcome Phil home to his alma mater. All of us are inspired by the exceptional qualities he will bring to the presidency as a world-class academic, an accomplished administrative leader, and a passionate scholar-teacher. Phil truly understands how great scholarship and research are essential to an undergraduate learning experience that produces leaders who can shape and change a world that is increasingly complex, diverse, and interdisciplinary. This insight, combined with his personal integrity, his strength of purpose, and his deep love for Dartmouth, makes Phil a terrific leader for this great institution as we build an ambitious academic future and look forward to our 250th anniversary in 2019.”

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