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President Alice P. Gast

Lehigh University President Alice P. Gast will step down on July 31, 2014. She has accepted an appointment as President of Imperial College London. Gast, who is Lehigh’s 13th President in its 148-year history, was appointed in 2006.

Alice P. Gast

President Alice P. Gast

Lehigh University President Alice P. Gast will step down on July 31, 2014. She has accepted an appointment as President of Imperial College London. Gast, who is Lehigh’s 13th President in its 148-year history, was appointed in 2006.

Alice P. Gast
  • Presidential Initiatives

    President Gast is working with partners from across the university on a number of initiatives, including:

  • Presidential Initiatives

    A Sustainable Campus

    If we don’t act in a creative and systematic manner, environmental degradation and climate change will alter our quality of life. Lehigh’s campus—all 2,358 acres and 150 buildings—is ready for the challenge. We’re strategic in our approach to sustainability. Learn more >

  • Presidential Initiatives

    An Equitable Community

    Students flourish in an academic environment where they can and do learn from their life experiences as well as from the diverse backgrounds and opinions of those around them. Every member of our community has a personal responsibility to acknowledge and practice the Principles of our Equitable Community.

  • Presidential Initiatives

    A Strategic Focus

    Our goal in the coming decade is to be a premier residential research university, internationally recognized for research excellence and a distinctive student experience. At the core of this goal is our ambition to transform Lehigh University by advancing our intellectual footprint. Here’s how >

  • Presidential Initiatives

    A Campus Vision

    For almost 150 years, Lehigh’s campus has grown, evolved and been transformed into a vibrant university community. As we look toward the future, we must accommodate shifting academic priorities and economic conditions. Here’s our vision >

Our Neighborhood

8,485 hours

Number of hours Lehigh students spent tutoring South Bethlehem children during the 2011-2012 school year.

Time to Shine

Every year, Lehigh honors individuals for their dedication to Lehigh and their outstanding scholarship. Please submit your nominations now for our University Awards and for our Honorary Degrees.