Welcome President Altmann

Barbara K. Altmann Named 16th President of F&M

"I am honored and inspired to join a college that so beautifully blends the very best traditions of the liberal arts with constant innovations...and I can't wait to get started."  

Meet Barbara Altman

Message from Interim President Noll '83 P'09

President's Welcome

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. 

  • Eric Noll

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Alum and Trustee Eric Noll Serves as Interim President of...

Eric W. Noll ’83, P’09 would have returned to campus for Alumni Weekend anyway.  His devotion to Franklin & Marshall College spans decades and takes many forms: alumnus, parent, trustee. Now, in his...

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Story 6/2/2018

Barbara K. Altmann Named 16th President of F&M

Barbara K. Altmann, a scholar of French medieval language and literature and current provost of Bucknell University, has been named the 16th president of Franklin & Marshall College by unanimous vote...

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