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Student Life

Meet Our Staff

Aldo Guzman
Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Gates Center for Leadership and Personal Growth


Aldo serves as an Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Gates Center for Leadership and Personal Growth.  Aldo provides the vision and strategic planning for the department.  He oversees New Student Orientation, Service and Leadership programs, and serves as the advisor for Student Government and Omicron Delta Kappa.

Aldo earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University.  Prior to his role at Lake Forest College, Aldo served as the Director of Student Activities and Leadership at Columbia College Chicago and as the Director of Student Life at Triton College.

Aldo enjoys golf, volleyball, traveling and watching superhero movies.

Patrick Doggett
Associate Director



Pat serves as Associate Director of the Gates Center for Leadership and Personal Growth.  In addition to providing oversight of the Mohr Student Center, Pat also advises Student Programming Board, guides the selection processes for student leadership awards, and leads the efforts on a series of student focused campus events including Homecoming, Senior events, Late Night Breakfasts, Winter Formal and Spring Concert.  

Pat earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from North Central College and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from North Park University.  Prior to his time at Lake Forest College, Pat served as the Assistant Director of Campus Events at Monmouth College and a Residence Director at Millikin University. 

Elizabeth Snider
Assistant Director



Liz serves as the Assistant Director of the Gates Center for Leadership and Personal Growth.  Her primary job responsibilities include advising the College’s fraternity and sorority community, serving as a liaison to Student Government’s Clubs and Organizations committee, and providing programming and training support for all student organizations. Liz oversees the Athletic Orientation Program for first year fall athletes and provides programming support for New Student Orientation, student Homecoming programs, and the Forester Day of Service.  

Liz earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Lake Forest College and a Master of Science in Education from Northern Illinois University.  Prior to her role as Assistant Director, she served as the Program Coordinator of Collegiate Chapter Services at Alpha Phi International Fraternity in Evanston, IL.  

Liz enjoys traveling, cooking, Cubs baseball, and volunteering.

Kelly Matuszewski
Department Assistant



Kelly supervises student workers, coordinates the campus shuttle program, reserves campus meeting spaces and provides administrative support.