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U. of Michigan provost named Dartmouth president

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The chief academic officer at the University of Michigan has been chosen to be the 18th president of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

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

Hanlon serves of provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan. He also is a mathematics professor, and plans to continue to teach at Dartmouth. He says his time at Dartmouth 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 Jan. 11. Hanlon will start work July 1, with a formal inauguration in the fall.

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