Who's in Charge Around the Ivy League

Posted: October 16, 2012

Brown University

Current president: Christina Hull Paxson

Age: 52

Date of appointment: July, 2012

Speciality: Economics

Previous position: Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton

Ties to Philadelphia region: Received her bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College.

Columbia University

Current president: Lee C. Bollinger

Age: 66

Date of appointment: June 2002

Speciality: Law

Previous position: President of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Cornell Univerity

Current president: David J. Skorton

Age: 62

Date of appointment: July 2006

Speciality: Medicine

Previous position: President of the University of Iowa

Dartmouth College

Interim President: Carol. L. Folt

Age: 61

Date of appointment: July 2012

Speciality: Environmental science

Previous position: Provost of Dartmouth

* Replaced Jim Yong Kim while trustees conduct search for replacement.

Harvard University

Current president: Drew Gilpin Faust

Age: 65

Date of appointment: February 2007

Speciality: History

Previous position: Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Ties to Philadelphia region: Received her bachelor's degree from Bryn Mawr College and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor of history at Penn for 25 years. A trustee at Bryn Mawr.

University of Pennsylvania

Current president: Amy Gutmann

Age: 62

Date of appointment: July 2004

Speciality: Political science

Previous position: Provost of Princeton

Ties to Philadelphia region: On Princeton faculty for 28 years, including her stint as provost.

Yale University

Current president: Richard C. Levin

Age: 65

Date of appointment: 1993

Speciality: Economics

Previous position: Chair of Yale's economics department, dean of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

* Announced he will step down at the end of the school year

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