A doctor and humanitarian known as a leader in the global fight against HIV/AIDS will become the next president of Dartmouth College.

The Ivy League school is to announce Dr. Jim Yong Kim's selection Monday in Hanover, N.H. The 49-year-old Kim will take over in July from James Wright, who said previously he planned to leave after 11 years as Dartmouth's president.

Kim is a former director of the World Health Organization's HIV/AIDS department and heads the Global Health and Social Medicine Department at Harvard Medical School. He says after decades of throwing himself at difficult problems, he looks forward to educating and inspiring others to do even greater things.

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