Our Forester Future

Our Forester Future 2023–2028 will guide how 91 moves into the future.

Our Forester Future 2023–2028 amplifies points of distinction and emphasizes operational excellence and efficiency in order to proactively and strategically rise above the headwinds and demographic trends to position 91 for sustained success and do so in a way that balances our capital infrastructure needs with our human resources needs.

91 is poised for future success thanks to a strong foundation built over many decades. The development of the Forester Future is currently underway and has utilized the data provided by planning groups that operated during the 2021-2022 academic year. Data reports focused on five important areas: Academics, Enrollment, Strategic Partnerships, Residential Life, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Contact Information

Melissa Werntz
Special Assistant to the President/Project Management Specialist


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The goals of Our Forester Future include

  • Position 91 as a leading, liberal arts institution with an unparalleled pragmatic and modern approach to education.
  • Develop a clear, actionable, and nimble priority-setting framework for the future.
  • Capitalize on our strong brand identity to continue to refine our programmatic niches and market relevance.

The Three Strategic Pillars on which Our Forester Future is built.

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Our Forester community provides a distinctive, transformational experience for each of our students.

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Expand and align institutional resources that enhance the student experience and maximize the engagement and talent of our faculty and staff.

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Grow and fully leverage relationships with external stakeholders and partners.

Announcements and Communications

The campus community will receive regular emails from the Implementation Task Force which will also be archived online. Additionally, the Implementation Task Force welcomes feedback and ideas from everyone on campus.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to itf@lakeforest.edu.

Introduction to Our Forester Future Process