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New Vice President for Enrollment named

President Stephen Schutt announces the appointment of Christopher J. Ellertson as the new vice president for enrollment, effective June 8, 2015.

Schutt described Ellertson as “a highly skilled enrollment leader with more than three decades of progressive experience in college admissions and financial aid” in an emailed announcement on May 4.

Ellertson is currently the associate vice president for enrollment at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where he has served for the past 15 years. He was selected from a field of three finalists who visited campus and met with students, faculty, and staff.

“I’m thrilled to become a Forester,” Ellertson said. “During my visit to Lake Forest College, I was struck by faculty and staff members’ commitment to their students. I’m excited to work collaboratively with them, and a strong admissions and financial aid staff, to attract and serve compelling students who would benefit from the College’s distinctive education.”

Before Trinity, Ellertson was director of admission at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and before Whitman he served in the admission, financial aid and development offices at Texas Christian University.  A 1981 graduate of Otterbein College, Ellertson also holds a Master of Arts in Education degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.