Since my arrival here at Lehigh late last spring, I have been continually amazed by this university.
From the ambitious and inquisitive students to the brilliant faculty, the dedicated staff to the deeply committed alumni, I have found Lehigh to be a wholly unique place—a university that knows what it is and what it stands for, and knows, too, just how great it can be when it’s at its very best. This is a truly special place, and you are rightfully proud to call yourself alumni.
I hope you will be proud, too, of the magazine that you now hold in your hands.
When we decided to pursue a redesign of the Bulletin months ago, our goal was simple: We wanted to create a magazine that would directly mirror all of the characteristics that make Lehigh one of the best (according to our peers) and most beloved (according to our alumni) universities in the world. We wanted a magazine that would look and feel classic yet contemporary, historic yet modern, literary yet cutting-edge. We wanted a magazine that would reflect the impressive and amazing history of this place, yet also conveyed the energy and excitement that pervade our campus every single day. And we wanted a magazine that fit perfectly with the new brand image we have cultivated around the theme of “Redefining What It Means to Lead”—an image of confidence and dynamism that has helped shape everything from our new University website to our marketing efforts to the magazine you hold in your hands.
After months of work, and after gathering input from key stakeholders including our alumni, we ultimately came up with the design and content that you see in this issue today. We believe we have created precisely what we wanted to create, way back when we began this process: A magazine worthy of representing Lehigh.
I invite you to share your thoughts and comments on our new design. You can reach me at the address at the right, or email me at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support. And thank you, as always, for reading the Bulletin.
Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014