Raynard S. Kington
Raynard S. Kington was appointed the 13th President of Grinnell College in August 2010. President Kington holds an MD degree from the University of Michigan. He also earned a Ph.D. with a concentration in Health Policy and Economics and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, President Kington held a number of increasingly responsible positions as the National Institutes of Health including Principal Deputy Director, Acting Director, Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and Acting Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Prior to his service at NIH, President Kington was a division director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he led the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was elected to the Institute of Medicine (now, the National Academy of Medicine) of the National Academies of Science. President Kington also has been a Senior Scientist at the Rand Corporation and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA. He currently serves on the Governing Council of the National Academy of Medicine, the Board of Directors of the Institute for the International Education of Students, and the National Advisory Council of the National Institute on Aging at NIH.