Posted on 14 January 2013.
Hundreds turned out for President-Elect Hanlon’s first public appearance, filling the seats in Spaulding Auditorium and then waiting in line to shake his hand in Alumni Hall.
The new president was clearly moved by his reception in Hanover. Following a lengthy standing ovation as he was introduced in Spaulding, Hanlon said, “It feels great to be coming home to Dartmouth.”
Hanlon, currently provost at the University of Michigan, and his wife, Gail Gentes, had a full day on Friday, meeting with faculty groups and Trustees. On Saturday, Hanlon and Gentes are scheduled to stop by several athletic events and meet with groups of students.
Hanlon also met with local and regional media on Friday, telling reporters, “I’m so excited to be taking on this role. Dartmouth is one of the nation’s great institutions of higher education, and it’s an institution that’s shaped my life in really important ways. To be able to come back and lead this great college and try to make it the best it can possibly be and work with a group of talented people here is just a thrill.”
Hanlon takes office at Dartmouth on July 1, 2013.
For full article see the Dartmouth Now.
Photo by Eli Burakian
Posted in Happenings, People
Posted on 05 December 2012.
Big news at Dartmouth got some very big treatment on Thursday, November 29, 2012, as the announcement of the election of Philip J. Hanlon ’77 as Dartmouth’s next president, and the president-elect’s portrait, were splashed across one of the world’s largest digital billboards, in full view of tens of thousands of people in Manhattan’s Times Square.
For the full article go to Dartmouth Now.
Posted in Featured Stories, Happenings
Posted on 30 November 2012.
By now I am sure that you have heard about the appointment of Philip J. Hanlon as the 18th President of Dartmouth. This is what key figures in Graduate Arts and Sciences are saying:
Dean of Graduate Studies-F. Jon Kull
“I am very pleased about the appointment of Philip Hanlon as President of Dartmouth. He is an ideal choice and is sure to benefit graduate students and Dartmouth as a whole. As Provost of a major research university, he comes with an understanding of the critical importance of graduate programs and graduate students, and also the issues research faculty face. As a Dartmouth alum, he will also be able to recognize the importance of Dartmouth’s scholar-teacher model, and recognize places where graduate and undergraduate students can interact and strengthen each other.
I’m excited to bring him up to speed on the current state of our grad programs. I will also be discussing with him the strategic planning working group reports relating to graduate programs. I am confident that we can identify aspects of those reports that we can start moving on right away.”
Chair of the MALS program-Professor Don Pease
“Dartmouth is going through one of the most significant transitions in its 250 year history.Philip Hanlon has movingly attested to the life-altering effect of his Dartmouth undergraduate education on his life as a celebrated teacher and world-renowned scholar. Hanlon’s knowledge of the transformative power of Dartmouth’s past and the wisdom he has acquired as an administrator at one of the world’s top-ranked research universities have deepened his understanding of the inseparability of Dartmouth’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Hanlon appears uniquely positioned to inspire, administer, and realize Dartmouth strategic plan for the 21st century.”
President of the Graduate Student Council-Julia Bradley-Cook
“By all accounts, Philip Hanlon brings a promising combination of leadership and scholarship to the Dartmouth presidency. Surely his experience at University of Michigan give him an understanding of the needs and opportunities for research at a special place like Dartmouth. I would like to echo the excitement across campus, and am looking forward to welcoming him upon his return to Dartmouth.”
What are your thoughts?
Posted in Alumni, Faculty, Featured Stories, People
Posted on 04 January 2012.
The DAM Interview
President Jim Kim explains what he’s learned in his first two years on the job and talks about his plans for the future.
By Irene M. Wielawski
How’s he doing?
After more than two years in the driver’s seat, Dartmouth’s 17th president has reached a turning point. Behind him already are two ground-breaking initiatives launched in a 13-month period, layoffs and more than $100 million in budget cuts, and, most recently, settling his administration into place. Next, says Kim, “we’re switching from defense to offense.” The faculty will be his focus, along with what he calls the “special sauce” of a Dartmouth education.
To Read the full interview go to DAM ONLINE
Posted in People, Staff