The Board of Trustees of Dartmouth has elected Dr. Philip J. Hanlon ’77 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.
“I am humbled and thrilled to be asked to be the president of Dartmouth, the place where I grew up and forged lifelong friendships and bonds,” Hanlon said. “Dartmouth revealed to me the power that derives from the life of the mind. It gave me the confidence to pursue my academic dreams, along with the unshakeable conviction that there is no firmer foundation for success than a broad liberal arts education. Today, more than ever, higher education must produce citizen leaders with the creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, cultural awareness, and flexibility to make a difference in today’s world. Dartmouth has taken great strides toward meeting this goal through its strategic planning process. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with faculty, students, staff, alumni, and our Board to further Dartmouth’s leadership in higher education in ways that combine our traditional strengths with even greater academic excellence, scholarship, and global impact.”