Dennis M. Hanno, a higher education leader, educator and social entrepreneur, is the eighth president of Wheaton College in Norton, MA.

Since taking office in 2014, President Hanno has sharpened Wheaton’s focus on creating positive change through the liberal arts. The college established Wheaton Innovates Now (WIN), a  comprehensive set of programs that help students build the skills for social innovation and put their ideas into action. He teaches in the WIN program and in the college’s business and management program.

Beyond Wheaton, President Hanno is the founder and CEO of IDEA4Africa, which educates, mentors and incubates young entrepreneurs strengthening society. He also serves on the board of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, and is a commissioner of the New England Commission of Higher Education.

Formerly the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Matters at the Isenberg School of Management, Hanno
also has served as provost and senior vice president at Babson College.