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U. of Michigan Provost Named Dartmouth President

The provost at the University of Michigan has been chosen as the 18th president of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

Philip Hanlon is a 1977 Dartmouth graduate and will succeed Jim Yong Kim. Kim left in April to become president of the World Bank.

    Hanlon serves is the chief academic officer at the University of Michigan. He also is a mathematics professor and plans to continue to teach at Dartmouth.

    He says his time attending the Ivy League college convinced him that a broad liberal arts education is the firmest foundation for success and he looks forward to returning to the place where he forged lifelong friendships.

     A welcome celebration is planned for January. Hanlon will start work July 1 with a formal inauguration in the fall.

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