President-Elect Hanlon ’77
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.
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Photo by Eli Burakian