Sian Leah Beilock’s Big Day on Campus

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From high fives to warm hellos, the Dartmouth community welcomed the 46-year-old cognitive scientist after her election to become the 19th president, and first woman, in the Wheelock Succession. 

Sian Beilock high-fives a crowd
President Sian Leah Beilock exchanges high fives with a group of women outside the Class of 1996 reunion tent Friday night. “You have no idea how happy women are,” one alumna told her. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
Sian Beilock and the Board of Trustees
Beilock, at center, with members of the Board of Trustees in New York on Tuesday, July 19, shortly after they unanimously elected her to be Dartmouth’s next president. Pictured, from left in the front row, are Ellie Loughlin ’89, board Chair Liz Lempres ’83, Thayer ’84, Joyce Sackey ’85, MED ’89, Susie Huang ’84, Beilock, Chris Lord ’86, Hilary Tompkins ’90, Sue Finegan ’85, Jane Novak ’92, and Odette Harris ’91. In the second row, from left, are Jeff Blackburn ’91, Gregg Lemkau ’91, Jeff Crowe ’78, and Caroline Kerr ’05. (Photo by Tim Alan Smith/Avenue 5 Films)
Sian Beilock in front of Baker Tower
Beilock started her day early Friday with photos on the Dartmouth Green. (Photo by Rob Strong)
The reception for Sian Beilock in the Hayward Room
A reception for Beilock at the Hanover Inn Friday afternoon drew hundreds of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. (Photo by Rob Strong)
Sian Beilock talking with four students
Beilock talks with, from left, Aleemah Williams ’24, Anthony Fosu ’24, Devontae Lacasse ’24, and Samantha Palermo ’24 during the reception in the Hayward Lounge. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
Sian Beilock talking with 4 women
Beilock spoke to several groups of students during the reception. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
Sian Beilock posing for a picture with an alumna
Beilock and Ruth Morgan ’96 connected on Friday. Morgan, a family medicine physician, was a Social Justice Award winner this spring for her ongoing commitment. (Photo by Rob Strong)
Sian Beilock posing for a picture with 6 women
Beilock met with dozens of students, many of them women who were enthusiastic about her appointment. (Photo by Rob Strong)
Phil Hanlon, Sian Beilock, and Gail Gentes
President Philip J. Hanlon ’77 and his wife, Gail Gentes, also attended the reception for Beilock. She also went by the president’s house on Friday and showed it to her 11-year-old daughter by FaceTime. (Photo by Julia Levine ’23)
Sian Beilock smiling, Cheryl Bascomb in background clapping
Beilock dropped by some reunion tents Friday evening. Behind her is Vice President for Alumni Relations Cheryl Bascomb ’82. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
Sian Beilock addressing an alumni reunion
Beilock speaks to members of the Class of ’95. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
Sian Beilock speaking into a microphone
Beilock, currently the president of Barnard College, speaks to Dartmouth alumni on Friday. She will take office in Hanover in July 2023. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)