On Saturday 12th January President Elect Philip Hanlon, ’77, met with graduate students over coffee and doughnuts. Hanlon comes to Dartmouth from the University of Michigan, where he serves as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Michigan is one of the world’s top research universities, and his experiences bring great opportunities to Dartmouth Graduate Studies. Hanlon earned his Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth, and has been connected to the college ever since. His commitment to the institution brings great promise to inspire, administer, and realize Dartmouth’s strategic plan for the 21st century.
Dean Kull introduced the President-Elect to a large group of our community, noting that he was “someone who really gets what a research university is like. The search committee found the perfect person. I am enthusiastically looking forward to working with President Hanlon.” The President Elect then addressed the graduate students assembled, saying he was “excited to be back in the Dartmouth community and to help develop graduate programs here.” Hanlon then spent the better part of an hour taking the time to introduce himself and meet with graduate students.
The meeting was particularly fruitful for members of the Graduate Student Council, who were able to chat to the president about the issues they feel are important to our community. Hanlon expressed his desire to work with the GSC and the graduate community to make the Dartmouth an even more impressive place for research and study.
Speaking on meeting the President-Elect, MALS GSC representative Laurie Laker noted:
“It was a thrill to meet President-Elect Hanlon this past weekend at the graduate student reception. As a relatively new member of the Dartmouth community, I was pleased to see the President-Elect making the time to meet with members of the graduate student community. Despite having done his undergraduate study here, it was clear to me from our conversation that President-Elect Hanlon intends to put energy and time into the graduate student body, and he made it clear to us that we’re a valuable and vital part of this college. I’m eager to see the changes and choices that he makes during his tenure as President of the College.”
We look forward to working with President-Elect Hanlon in the future, and we’re excited about the possibilities for his time as President.