The Wheaton College Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Saturday to appoint Dennis Hanno
as Wheaton's new president. Hanno, age 58, is currently Provost and Senior Vice President at Babson College. Hanno will be Wheaton's eighth president in the college's 180-year history. He will take office on July 15, 2014.
"There were many impressive and qualified candidates to lead Wheaton College. During our selection process, we listened carefully to the greater Wheaton community and concluded that without a doubt Dennis has what it takes to move this school forward," said Thomas J. Hollister, chair of the Wheaton College Board of Trustees. "Wheaton has historic commitments to gender equality and diversity, as well as to the power of a rigorous liberal arts education. Dennis is not only equipped to ensure a successful future for Wheaton, he embodies the values on which this school was built."
"Throughout my career, I have focused on the importance of diversity, a student-centered approach, and broadening the scope of what students study – from the arts and humanities to the social sciences and the sciences," said Hanno. "Wheaton College is grounded in values that have inspired my life's work, and I see tremendous possibilities ahead for this vibrant seat of higher learning. I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to build on Wheaton's past, and to contribute to its future."
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