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Schedule of Events

President Baren’s Inauguration Ceremony marks an inspiring new chapter in the proud history of Lake Forest College.

The Inauguration will be livestreamed on this page for anyone to view. Due to space constraints, only invited guests will be able to attend in person and have received an email with directions to RSVP for the event.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Inaugural Lecture: From the Center(s): Innovative Education at Lake Forest College, 4:30 p.m.

McCormick Auditorium, Lillard Science Center, Middle Campus
Location 7 on the Campus Map

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Inauguration Ceremony, 4:30 p.m.

Tri-Court, Sports and Recreation Center, South Campus
Location 35 on the Campus Map

President Baren will be formally invested with the presidency of Lake Forest College. The event will feature an academic procession and a keynote address by the President. 

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. General audience should be seated by 4:20 p.m.

Inauguration Reception, 6:00 p.m.

Varsity Gym, Sports and Recreation Center, South Campus
Location 35 on the Campus Map

Following the ceremony, Lake Forest College invites you to join us for the Inauguration Reception located in the Varsity Gym in the Sports and Recreation Center. The celebration will include refreshments and the opportunity to meet Dr. Baren and members of our extended campus community.

Note: All times are Central.

Meet President Baren

Dr. Baren brings nearly 30 years of experience in major academic, research, and administrative leadership roles at the University of Pennsylvania and University of the Sciences to the position of Lake Forest College president.

An inspiring leader, Dr. Baren’s experience is centered in humanism, medical ethics, experiential education, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a strong belief in the liberal arts.

You can view her full biography here.