My Dartmouth Presidency

In the fall of 2013, I shared my vision for Dartmouth to become a site of intellectual risk-taking, where students and faculty at all levels collaborate at the leading edge of discovery to take on some of the foremost challenges of our time. This vision spurred Dartmouth to recommit to teaching excellence while significantly enhancing the research and scholarship that happens on and off campus, amplifying its global impact.

The $3 billion Call to Lead campaign—the most ambitious fundraising campaign in Dartmouth history—helped Dartmouth achieve the vision I set forth at the beginning of my presidency through a strategy centered on academic excellence

At the heart of that strategy was attracting the world's best talent, cultivating a diverse, equitable and inclusive community, instilling a culture of fiscal discipline and rigor, and investing in the infrastructure needed to facilitate unparalleled learning experiences and interdisciplinary collaboration.


"I want Dartmouth to be a magnet for human talent, where students are full partners with faculty in the business of changing the world."

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"In order for students, faculty and staff to do their best work, we must have the necessary cutting-edge infrastructure to support them."

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"Thanks to a thoughtful and disciplined approach from the entire community, Dartmouth is on firmer financial footing and prepared for a future of opportunity and possibility." 

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