The Search for Wheaton’s 9th President

On December 9, 2020, President Dennis M. Hanno announced his plans that he will be leaving his position as president of Wheaton College late in the calendar year of 2021.  Board of Trustees Chair Janet Lindholm Lebovitz ’72 led the community through the process of the presidential search, which concluded with the appointment of Michaele Whelan, an experienced and innovative leader who currently serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Emerson College. Michaele will take office on January 1, 2022 as Wheaton College’s ninth president.