2016 Great Immigrants Recipient

Ron Daniels
President, Johns Hopkins University
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“When I opted to become a citizen of the United States, I was proud to associate myself with its historic standing as a place that has given succor and opportunity to the ‘huddled masses yearning to breathe free,’” said Johns Hopkins University president Ron Daniels in a February 2017 statement. Under his leadership, the university has increased its undergraduate financial aid budget by roughly 10 percent each year since 2010 and committed millions of dollars to graduate stipend supplements for doctoral candidates in the arts and sciences. Daniels has also worked to expand the university’s commitment to Baltimore, Maryland, the location of its main campus. The city’s largest anchor institution, Johns Hopkins describes itself as “truly and proudly a city resident,” and the university is a core investor in a $1.8 billion revitalization plan in East Baltimore. Daniels is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the Order of Canada, and a 2015 recipient of the Academic Leadership Award from Carnegie Corporation of New York. A law and economics scholar, Daniels previously served as provost and professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania. Updated July 2016