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Johns Hopkins University president's term extended until 2024

Ronald J. Daniels, president of The Johns Hopkins University, left, speaks at a press conference in 2012.

The Johns Hopkins University's governing board has extended president Ronald J. Daniels' term through 2024, the college announced Thursday.

Daniels, 56, who became president of the institution in March 2009, also had his tenure extended an additional five years in 2014.

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Jeffrey H. Aronson, chair of the university's board of trustees, said the latest move " represents a clear vote of confidence in Daniels' leadership," according to a statement released by the university. Among Daniels' accomplishments, Aronson cited closer collaboration between university departments and divisions, and more efforts to support students, faculty and staff.

"Johns Hopkins has always been an extraordinary institution, and the trajectory of our great university has lifted ever higher in recent years," Aronson said.

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Under Daniels' leadership, JHU has recruited 50 Bloomberg Distinguished Professors – academic superstars lured from other universities – through a $350 million gift from philanthropist and politician Michael Bloomberg. Daniels has also emphasized a greater connection between the Homewood campus and its surrounding neighborhoods.

"Johns Hopkins is one of the world's great universities, and I am thrilled and humbled to be able to lead this institution," Daniels said in a statement. "It is a profound privilege to work closely with our extraordinary faculty, students, staff and alumni as we advance our great mission over the next eight years."

Daniels was previously the provost of the University of Pennsylvania and earned more than $1.6 million in 2013, according to data compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The university declined to release his current salary.

cwells@baltsun.com


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