• Christian Hartranft
Executive Assistant to the President



Office: OLD100

Christian serves as Executive Assistant to the President at Franklin & Marshall College where he manages a broad portfolio in support of the institutional and national work of the president. He was the Assistant to the President for Special Projects from 2013-2016. Prior to joining the Office of the President, Christian assisted with the design and launch of Franklin & Marshall's nationally recognized Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development during its inaugural year. He has experience and interests in education policy, college access and success, higher education administration, student development, and strategic communications. 

Key areas of Christian's current work include supporting Franklin & Marshall's strategies to recruit, finance, educate, and launch talented students regardless of socioeconomic background and managing many aspects of the president's public voice and communications. He has worked previously in a variety of capacities to create opportunity for low-income and immigrant communities, including with clients facing criminal charges seeking public legal assistance in Wilmington, Del., and with individuals and families completing their state and federal income taxes in Lancaster, Pa. As an undergraduate, he conducted research on the right to counsel for asylum seekers in the United States.

Christian graduated cum laude from Franklin & Marshall College in 2012 with a B.A. in Government and French.