Franklin & Marshall offers a tremendous combination of the venerable and the contemporary. Our college is one of the oldest in the country, founded in 1787, in the early years of the nation. But it also has developed a wealth of programs and initiatives designed to launch our students into 21st-century lives of success and significance.
Those talented students, who come to us from across the country and around the world, work side by side with our accomplished faculty in a true liberal arts curriculum, producing research and scholarship of impact. Together, they explore the cutting edge of knowledge, setting new standards of academic excellence in an inclusive, supportive and engaged community that values each student’s individuality.
Our faculty mentors provide students with a personalized education, encouraging them to discover and expand their abilities, exceeding their own expectations. We value the common good and succeed together, working to solve intractable challenges and realize creative potential.
I am humbled and honored to be the president of Franklin & Marshall, an inspiring, nationally recognized liberal arts college that sends into the world the kind of citizens and leaders it most needs: confident, hard-working and adaptable problem solvers.
Barbara K. Altmann, Ph.D.
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.
Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Excellence
Our commitment to valuing diversity requires that all members from the F&M community work toward inclusive excellence. As a community, Franklin & Marshall College is addressing issues related to race and identity.Read more
Commencement Remarks by F&M President Barbara K. Altmann, Ph...
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F&M Mourns the Loss of Former Interim President and Longtime...
John F. Burness '67, former interim president for Franklin & Marshall College and longtime F&M trustee, died Monday, Dec. 19. He was 77.Read More
F&M's Ongoing Diversity Efforts Earn College a Higher...
Franklin & Marshall College received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in...Read More