Fall 2020 Opening of School Information for Phillips Academy Families

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Dr. Raynard Kington

“Non sibi is an ideal that aligns with the values that I learned growing up, and it resonates with me at a deep level.”


Dr. Raynard S. Kington was appointed president of Grinnell College in August 2010. Prior to Grinnell, he served in a range of positions at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) including NIH acting director, deputy director, and associate director for behavioral and social sciences research.

Prior to NIH, Kington was a division director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has also been a senior scientist at the RAND Corporation and an assistant professor of medicine at UCLA. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine (now, the National Academy of Medicine) in 2006.

Dr. Kington attended the University of Michigan, where he earned a BS degree with distinction and an MD; he completed his residency in internal medicine at Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned an MBA with distinction and a PhD with a concentration in health policy and economics at the Wharton School and was awarded a Fontaine Fellowship.

I am incredibly honored to be selected as head of such a historic institution. Non sibi is an ideal that aligns with the values that I learned growing up, and it resonates with me at a deep level, both personally and professionally.

Dr. Raynard Kington

He received his board certification in internal medicine, public health, and preventive medicine, and geriatric medicine. Kington’s research has focused on the social determinants of health and on diversity in the scientific workforce. In July 2020, he will leave his position at Grinnell College to become the 16th head of school at Phillips Academy.

Dr. Kington is married to Dr. Peter Daniolos, a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Iowa School of Medicine. They have two sons.

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