A powerful and emotive video paying tribute to President Hanlon and his wife, Gail Gentes, made its debut last month at a special campus celebration in honor of the couple. Highlighting President Hanlon's visionary leadership and accomplishments, it also recognizes the grace and good humor with which Phil and Gail have guided our community over the last decade.
The award-winning filmmakers Phil Lord '97 and Chris Miller '97, along with four other distinguished leaders and changemakers, will receive honorary degrees at this year's commencement. In addition, President Hanlon will deliver the last valedictory address of his presidency.
On Friday, Sept. 22, in a ceremony full of tradition and forward-looking optimism, President-elect Sian Leah Beilock will be inaugurated as the 19th president in the Wheelock Succession. In keeping with Dartmouth tradition, President-elect Beilock officially begins her tenure as Dartmouth's president on June 12, the day after Commencement.
At the Call to Lead campaign’s final major event in Hanover on May 16, President Hanlon thanked faculty, students and staff for the role they played in the historic effort and announced that Dartmouth had surpassed two more major campaign milestones: raising more than $500,000 for financial aid, and an additional $500 million in bequest gifts in support of future generations of Dartmouth students.
At the conclusion of the spring term meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Dean Elizabeth Smith presented President Hanlon and his wife, Gail Gentes, with a one-of-a-kind gift on behalf of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. "A talented mathematician and dedicated teacher, a hallmark of Phil's presidency has been his continued engagement, over the past 10 years, as a scholar and teacher," she said in presenting the gift created by Associate Professor of Studio Art Tricia Treacy.
As the vision I set forth almost 10 years ago becomes reality, the time is right to pass the torch.