About President Daniels

President Daniels

Ronald J. Daniels took office March 2009 as the 14th president of Johns Hopkins University. In his inaugural address, Daniels spoke about three themes that would guide his leadership:

  • Fostering individual excellence
  • The power of one university
  • The university's commitment to its communities

These principles have defined Daniels' career as a leader at some of the world's top universities. Before his appointment at Johns Hopkins, Daniels was provost at the University of Pennsylvania and, before that, dean and James M. Tory Professor of Law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

Daniels sits on the boards of the East Baltimore Development Inc., the Baltimore Community Foundation, the Goldseker Foundation, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, the Governor's International Advisory Council, and the Asia Pacific Rim Universities World Institute. He is the author or co-author of dozens of scholarly articles and the author or editor of seven books. In 2009, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Daniels is the fourth Johns Hopkins president to live among the university's undergraduates at Nichols House on the Homewood campus.

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