Welcome from President Porterfield

Franklin & Marshall is an academically rigorous liberal arts college named for two iconic Americans—inventor and statesman Benjamin Franklin and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall.

For more than 225 years, our students have learned by doing, working directly with deeply invested faculty on high-impact research and scholarship.

We recruit students who we believe can become intellectual leaders. They’re curious and hard-working. We teach them to connect ideas, write well, relate theory and practice, understand diversity, ask questions and then answer them.

Within a supportive community that values individuality and developing one’s own voice, our students discover how to unleash their talent and exceed their own expectations. At Franklin & Marshall College, we create the education we seek.

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.
President

 

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Biography of President Porterfield
Messages to the Community
Speeches and Remarks
Published Articles
Interviews and Video
Initiatives
Staff Directory

 

 

Contact the Office of the President

Phone: 717-358-3971
Fax: 717-358-4183
president@fandm.edu
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, Pa. 17604-3003

Academic Year Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Summer Hours (May 15 - Sept. 4)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

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Latest News

Story 8/31/2017

Porterfield: Franklin & Marshall is a Mission That Matters

 At the academic year's first Common Hour, President Porterfield spoke to the College’s mission and people. “What most excites me about F&M is not just the numbers. It’s our mission and it’s the...

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Story 8/31/2017

Claiming Our Future: F&M and Liberal Arts Education for the...

Daniel R. Porterfield discusses F&M’s national leadership in advocating for the liberal arts and educational opportunity and provide some exciting updates to begin the academic year. 

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Story 8/29/2017

We Create the Learning We Seek: President Daniel R....

I want to ask you to reflect upon a single idea, which grows from the theme of “going deep” ... . This idea is that each of you has the ability, right here and now, and every day that you are in...

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