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Dartmouth College Names Alum Philip Hanlon As New President

Dartmouth College

The Dartmouth College Board of Trustees has elected alum Philip Hanlon as the school's new president.

Hanlon, 57, is currently 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, a 1977 Dartmouth graduate, will be the college's 18th president.

Hanlon will take office on July 1. He succeeds Jim Yong Kim, who left the college in April to serve as president of the World Bank.

Interim President Carol Folt will continue to serve in that role until Hanlon takes the position. The college will hold a welcome celebration for Hanlon Jan. 11 on the Hanover campus.

Hanlon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He was awarded a doctorate from the California Institute of Technology in 1981. 

The Valley News has a profile of Hanlon on its website.

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