Hanlon’s Inauguration as President Set for September 20


TODAY: Watch the LIVE webcast of the Inauguration Panel Discussion: “The Liberal Arts at Dartmouth: What Lies Ahead” from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

On September 20, 2013, Philip J. Hanlon ’77 will be inaugurated as the 18th President of Dartmouth.

Hanlon, who took office on June 10, is the 10th Dartmouth alumnus in the Wheelock Succession of Dartmouth Presidents and the first since the 1981 to 1987 tenure of David T. McLaughlin ’54, Tuck ’55.

President Philip J. Hanlon ’77 (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

The inauguration ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. on the Green and feature several speakers, including University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and Dartmouth Student Body President Adrian Ferrari ’14. Hanlon comes to Dartmouth following a long tenure at Michigan, where he most recently served as provost and executive vice president of academic affairs.

The ceremony may be viewed on a live webcast on Dartmouth’s YouTube channel. The rain location for the ceremony is Leverone Field House.

Prior to the ceremony, community members are invited to a cookout from 12 to 2 p.m. at Tuck Mall, with the Class of 1953 Commons serving as a rain location.

On the day before the inauguration, a panel of speakers will discuss the value and future of the liberal arts. The discussion will also be broadcast on Dartmouth’s YouTube channel. A time and place for the program has not yet been set. As further details become available they will be posted on the Office of the President website.

Dartmouth’s most recent inauguration took place in 2009, when global health leader Jim Yong Kim became the 17th member of the Wheelock Succession. Kim now serves as president of the World Bank.

Hanlon, formerly the Donald J. Lewis Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan, earned his bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. An accomplished academic and administrative leader, Hanlon served in a succession of administrative leadership roles at Michigan for more than a decade. He had been a member of the faculty there since 1986.

Keith Chapman