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JHU retains No. 10 ranking, Ron Daniels’s term extended, and new provost from Booth

Johns Hopkins remains 10th among national universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of the nation’s best colleges and universities, released in September.

JHU’s repeat 10-spot recognition by U.S. News follows its inclusion among the top 20 in several prominent global university rankings that focus on research and overall academic excellence. This year, Johns Hopkins was No. 16 in the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities and 17th in the QS World University Rankings.

In July, the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees announced that Ronald J. Daniels was appointed to an additional five years as president, extending his tenure as leader of the institution through June 30, 2024.

Board chair Jeffrey H. Aronson said the action represents a clear vote of confidence in Daniels’s leadership and commended the university’s progress toward goals first articulated in Daniels’s inaugural address in 2009. Specifically, Aronson cited the ways departments and divisions work more closely together; efforts to support students, faculty, and staff; and the university’s growing support of Baltimore.

The trustees’ vote marks the second time that the board has signaled its appreciation for Daniels’s leadership by extending his term. He took office as president in March 2009 and was appointed to a second five-year term in January 2014.

Also in July, the university announced the appointment of Sunil Kumar, the dean of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins, effective September 1.

Kumar was dean at Chicago Booth since 2011 and previously was professor and senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

— The JHU Hub 

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