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To: All Alumni
From: Elizabeth Cahill Lempres '83, Thayer '84
Subject: Give a Rouse for President Hanlon
Dear members of the Dartmouth community,
President Hanlon returned to lead Dartmouth, his alma mater, almost a decade ago. Today, he announced his plan to step down from his role in June of 2023. Along with all of the Trustees, I am immensely grateful to Phil for the tireless work he has done to steer the institution to ever greater academic excellence, inclusion, and impact.
An alumnus of the Class of 1977, Phil has initiated and led an unprecedented advancement in academic excellence since 2013. Thanks to his vision, we have recruited, promoted, and retained top faculty; strengthened Dartmouth's commitment to research, scholarship, and creativity by investing in programs and facilities; elevated the caliber of undergraduate, graduate, and professional admissions applications; and enhanced our commitment to staff. Our university has doubled down on attracting the most curious, innovative, and globally minded academic and research talent. Equally important, Phil has put Dartmouth on a firm financial footing for a strong and dynamic future.
I want to highlight here some of the many achievements that speak to Phil's singular commitment to build on the best of Dartmouth. Please also watch for a fuller account of everything our community has accomplished under his leadership in an upcoming feature on Dartmouth News.
Phil knows first-hand the power of the very special interaction our students enjoy with faculty. It is why he has been a champion of experiential learning and continues to engage closely with undergraduates by teaching a mathematics class every year. For all his accomplishments in the service of his alma mater, it is characteristic of Phil that his focus is on what remains to be done. The Trustees and I look forward to working with him on completing The Call to Lead campaign, furthering the commitment to financial aid, diversity, and the arts, and other initiatives on his agenda.
We appreciate that Phil has given us ample time to find the next great president in the Wheelock Succession. We will be launching a comprehensive search, and I will be back to you with more details about that in a subsequent update. In the meantime, I invite you to join me and my fellow Trustees in celebrating Phil for his extraordinary work and thanking him for his unwavering dedication to Dartmouth.
Elizabeth Cahill Lempres '83, Thayer '84
Chair of the Dartmouth Board of Trustees