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Letter to alumni: Our promise to you

We continuously work with alumni around the world to identify new opportunities for outreach and engagement. Last year, we heard suggestions from a lot of people, and we promised to get to work on some key initiatives. We have made good on several prominent projects already, and I’m excited to share them with you:

  • The Bulletin has a new look! With an eye on the future, the refreshed Bulletin will continue to provide you with campus insights and a look at the efforts of our institution. You should have this in hand soon—so keep an eye on those mailboxes.

  • We also promised you a new alumni website. The new website, found at is now optimized for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices—making it easier than ever for you to access the information you need at your convenience. We will continue to enhance the website to feature the news items, events, and services that are important to you.

  • Virtual programs are expanding! We’ve noticed an increased interest in virtual events such as career webinars, educational Mountain Talks, and networking opportunities. I’ve made this a priority for the global Lehigh community, and my team has already planned a new Virtual Networking event, many career webinars, and more high-quality Mountain Talk sessions for the year. Even if you are unable to return to campus, you can still participate and connect with the Lehigh family at a time that makes sense for you.

Alumni Relations is gaining a lot of momentum around regional and affinity programs, and I’m grateful for the energy of our volunteers as they help us spread the reach of the Alumni Association.  Additionally, I would like to say “thank you” to everyone who signed on to join us for Professor Scott Gordon’s recent Mountain Talk on Moravian history. Lifelong learning is important for continued success, and we already have Professor Scott Garrigan presenting his work on “learning games” on February 26. We hope you’ll join us.

You spoke. We listened. And we will continue to listen, because we believe in continuous improvement, new ideas, and a dedication to what matters most—all of you.

Robert W. Wolfenden
Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations

Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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