Welcome to our media resource page for the announcement of our Fourteenth President. Below you will find our media contact information, download-ready Lake Forest College logos, photographs of campus and our new President as well as b-roll video footage.
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About Lake Forest College
Founded in 1857, Lake Forest College is a selective residential, national liberal arts institution located 30 miles north of downtown Chicago. The College has 1,650 students representing nearly every state and more than 100 countries. Lake Forest College has a long tradition of academic excellence and is known for its innovative curriculum and focus on career preparation. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Lake Forest College #3 in the nation as a Top Performer on Social Mobility, #21 on its Best Value College listing, #36 on list of Most Innovative Schools, and #82 among the top 100 U.S. liberal arts colleges. The Princeton Review recently rated Lake Forest College a Best Midwestern College, a Best Value College nationally, and #14 on its list of Top 20 Schools for Internships (private schools). Explore the College at lakeforest.edu.
Dr. Jill M. Baren named fourteenth president of Lake Forest College
Jill Baren currently serves as Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She will become the College’s fourteenth president in July 2022. Baren, a medical doctor, educator, and researcher, brings nearly 30 years of academic medicine and higher-education administrative experience as well as a deep appreciation for and understanding of the liberal arts to the presidency.