Information for the Media

Welcome to our media resource page for President Jill M. Baren. 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.

Contact Information

Linda Blaser

Director of News, Media, and Communications

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

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Dr. Jill Baren headshot

President Jill M. Baren

Dr. Jill M. Baren began as 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. Previously, Baren served as Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. 

Photo Download

Our Campus

High resolution photos are available for download. 

Aerial view of Lake Forest College campus

Aerial view of Brown Hall on Middle Campus

Lillard Science Center on Middle Campus

Brown Hall on Middle Campus

Sports and Recreation Center on South Campus

Harlan and Blackstone Gates on Middle Campus

Lillard Science Center on Middle Campus

Lillard Science Center lab

Outside Brown Hall on Middle Campus

Middle Campus Quad in front of Holt Chapel and Reid Hall

B-roll footage for media use

B-roll footage of Lake Forest College is available for media download. 

High-Resolution B-Roll