Our New President

The First 100 Days

Join us as we document President Troy VanAken’s first 100 days in office with photos, stories and video.

Campus News

Elmhurst College Names 14th President

Dr. Troy VanAken comes to Elmhurst from Thiel College in Pennsylvania, where he served as president.

A Top College

Elmhurst Cracks Top 10 in U.S. News

The College has moved up a notch in both the Best Colleges and Best Value categories of the magazine’s annual survey.

Campus News

A Top Ranking

Money magazine’s most recent list of top colleges ranks Elmhurst sixth in Illinois.


Trustee and alumnus Russell Weigand pledges $2.25 million gift to Center for Professional Excellence

President VanAken announced gifts from three trustees during his inauguration on October 22.

Researcher Brian Mustanski gives Johnson Lecture on October 26

The founder of Northwestern University’s IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program will speak at the College on October 26.

Elmhurst College Inaugurates Troy D. VanAken as its 14th President

The College inaugurated Dr. Troy D. VanAken as its 14th president in a ceremony on October 22 in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel.

Founders Medal awarded for exemplary contributions to College’s mission

Professor Wallace Lagerwey, the Stanger family and BMO Harris Bank receive the College's highest honor.

Inauguration Week at Elmhurst College, October 15 – October 22, 2016

Elmhurst College celebrates the inauguration of its 14th president, Dr. Troy D. VanAken, with a week of campus events culminating in the Inauguration ceremony on Saturday, October 22.

Elmhurst College Announces Inauguration Week Events

A variety of cultural and social events will be held from October 15 to 22 to celebrate the inauguration of Troy VanAken as the College’s 14th president.

Elmhurst Jumps to No. 4 in U.S. News Rankings for Midwest’s Best Value Schools

Elmhurst also ranks No. 10 among Best Regional Universities in the Midwest and Best Colleges for Veterans.

Jim Smith Looks Back on 40 Years of Teaching

A few months into retirement, the former chair of the sociology department still feels a deep attachment to the College.

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