Stephen D. Schutt
13th President of Lake Forest College

Stephen D. Schutt (born 1954)[1] is the 13th president of Lake Forest College. Before coming to Lake Forest in 2001, Steve served as Vice President & Chief of Staff at the University of Pennsylvania.

Schutt began his career as a journalist, practiced law with a large Philadelphia firm, supervised a 5,000-employee agency as Deputy Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, and served as Chief of Staff to United States Senator Harris Wofford. At the University of Pennsylvania, Schutt was the principal author and coordinator of the University's strategic plan; supervisor of its budget, planning, affirmative action, and communications operations; co-director of its initiative to revitalize West Philadelphia; and principal advisor to the President.[2]

On June 25th, 2021, President Schutt announced he will retire following the end of the 2021-22 academic term. President Schutt will continue as president emeritus of Lake Forest College from July 2022 until December 2022 before beginning sabbatical in the spring of 2023.[3]


  1. ^ Chief Executive Officers of Institutions of Higher Education at Penn University Archives and Records Center.
  2. ^ Lake Forest College > About Us > Administration > Office of the President Archived 2007-11-08 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "President Schutt announces retirement next year".