November 29th, 2012 | University

Dartmouth announces UMichigan provost as college’s next president

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Dartmouth College announced today that Philip Hanlon, the current provost at the University of Michigan, will be the New Hampshire school’s new president.

Hanlon’s appointment and transition from provost to president-elect comes just three weeks after the Yale Corporation announced Provost Peter Salovey as the next Yale president. Salovey will begin his term on June 30 as the University’s 23rd president.

Dartmouth Provost Carol Folt, the interim president, will return to her position in the fall when Hanlon, a Dartmouth alumnus who graduated in 1977, takes the helm. In addition to fulfilling his duties as president, Hanlon hopes to teach within the college’s Mathematics Department.

Of the three Ivy League Schools conducting presidential searches at the start of the academic year — Dartmouth, Yale and Princeton — Princeton remains the only university that has yet to announce a president.

The search for Dartmouth’s new president began April 2011 after then-Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim stepped down to lead the World Bank.