University Leadership

President Ronald J. Daniels

Since taking office in March 2009, Ronald J. Daniels, Johns Hopkins University’s 14th president, has focused his leadership on enhanced interdisciplinary collaboration, individual excellence, and community engagement. These three overarching themes created the backbone of the Ten by Twenty, a strategic vision for Johns Hopkins through 2020.

In his writing, his advocacy, and his personal commitment, President Daniels—a law and economics scholar—has taken a leadership role in a number of areas, including urban engagement, especially within the Baltimore community; funding support for research in general and young researchers in particular; and fostering innovation and entrepreneurialism.

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Ten by Twenty Progress Report

In the spring of 2019, Johns Hopkins University launched its third progress report—30 snapshots of projects large and small that exemplify its work toward the Ten by Twenty goals

Office of the Provost

Ray Jayawardhana became the university’s 16th provost and senior vice president for academic affairs in October 2023. Jayawardhana is the chief academic officer and second-ranking member of the senior administration, responsible for promoting and coordinating the university’s teaching and research mission. He also oversees the university’s nine schools as well as several interdisciplinary programs and academic centers.

Jayawardhana is an accomplished academic leader; renowned and widely published scientist who explores the diversity, origins, and evolution of planetary systems; and an award-winning author. Provost’s Office website

Deans and Directors

Johns Hopkins’ excellence is grounded in its many divisions, which work together as one university. Our deans and directors guide research and educational programs on the divisional level. University leadership bios

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees was established by university founder Johns Hopkins in 1867, when he filed a certificate of incorporation for “The Johns Hopkins University” and named the first 12 trustees. As the university’s chief governing body, the Board of Trustees protects the university’s integrity, ensures that it fulfills the purposes for which it was established, and preserves and augments its physical and financial assets. Board of Trustees website

See more: University organizational chart (PDF)