Fiscal Discipline / Stewardship

Fiscal rigor, together with prodigious fundraising and excellent investment performance, was a hallmark of the Hanlon presidency. It allowed Dartmouth to increase investment in the academic enterprise, support robust growth in financial aid, enact the lowest seven-year percentage increase in tuition since the 1950s, and project a balanced budget for the coming decade.

Through visionary fiscal leadership and judicious financial management, President Hanlon left Dartmouth in a powerful financial position to continue to invest in key long-term initiatives, such as creating a more welcoming and inclusive community; ensuring the mental and physical well-being of students, faculty, and staff; expanding financial aid; and positioning the institution for continued success in a rapidly changing higher-education landscape.