Barbara K. Altmann
|16th President of Franklin & Marshall College|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Daniel R. Porterfield|
|Born||January 31, 1957|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Alma mater||University of Alberta (B.A.)|
University of Toronto (Ph.D.)
|Occupation||College administrator, French professor|
Barbara K. Altmann (born January 31, 1957) is a Canadian academic and college administrator. She became the 16th president of Franklin & Marshall College. She is the first female president of the college. Altmann was previously a provost at Bucknell University.
Early life and education
Altmann was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She is the child of German immigrants and was a first-generation college student. Altmann earned a B.A. in romance languages from University of Alberta. She completed a M.A. and Ph.D. in medieval French language and literature from University of Toronto in 1988.
She was on the faculty at University of Oregon for over two decades. Her last three years, she was the senior vice provost for academic affairs. In 2015, she joined Bucknell University as a provost and professor of French. She became the 16th president of Franklin & Marshall College in 2018, succeeding Daniel R. Porterfield. She is the first female president of the college.
As of 2018[update], Altmann has resided in the United States for almost 30 years and is a permanent resident. She maintains her Canadian citizenship. Altmann married John T. Stacey, a psychologist and has 2 sons, an electrical engineer and a rapper.
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