President Hanlon created the fellows program to expand Dartmouth’s intellectual community.
The volunteer organization helps meet the unique challenges facing postdoctoral researchers.
The appointment is a promotion for Wagner, who will also continue as vice president for finance.
“Take the chance to learn from those around you,” said the student assembly president.
The most important work is students’ “intellectual transformation,” said Provost Carolyn Dever.
The College’s endowment value has risen to $4.5 billion.
Board members also celebrated Dartmouth’s commitment to entrepreneurship and experiential learning.
The College has introduced three new residential choices and 10 design-your-own communities.
The College came in at No. 5 among national universities in terms of least debt carried by graduates.
Student assembly president will also address the gathering, which will mark Dartmouth’s 245th year.