Lehigh University
Lehigh University
President Alice P. Gast


Lehigh is a nationally regarded, residential research university. The following is a snapshot of some recent media coverage as well as important developments from campus.

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Bill Nye challenged Lehigh graduates to go out and "Change the World" in his 2013 commencement address.

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Lehigh President Alice Gast to Step Down in July 2014; Will Become President of Imperial College London
Gast, Lehigh's 13th President, has served since 2006.

Angela Davis, Lupe Fiasco to headline MLK Jr. celebration
In addition to our featured guests, activities will also focus on current civil rights challenges, especially the criminal justice system.

New VP of finance and administration named
Patricia A. Johnson will join the Lehigh University leadership team on January 30, 2014.

MLK Award Nominations Open
Each year, Lehigh University honors the contributions of those whose abilities and achievements uphold and exemplify the teachings and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering Mandela
Mandela leaves a legacy of global leadership in the struggle against racial oppression. In the wake of his passing, Lehigh faculty members took time to reflect on his life.

Washington Post’s executive editor to speak at 2014 commencement
Martin “Marty” Baron is a 1976 Lehigh graduate and 37-year veteran of the newspaper industry.

Lehigh-Lafayette 150th game at Yankee Stadium...
President Gast talks about "The Rivalry," saying, "It's a tremendous tradition, it's an exciting rivalry and you know it represents our alumni and friends' dedication to their alma maters."

You Wish You Went to College At This Invention Space...
Fast Company is one of a handful of media outlets in which President Gast discusses inquiry-based learning and the possibilities associated with Lehigh's "Mountaintop Experience."

Alum's generosity to expand global engagement at Lehigh
Herb Roemmele '53 provided a generous gift of $5 million for the transformation of Williams Hall, an initiative that will help the next generation of students gain the experiences needed to become leaders of the future.

“Urban Outfitters' Co-Founder Explains Why He's Building…”
Lehigh alum Scott Belair ’69 talks with Business Insider about Lehigh’s “Moutaintop Project” and how the untraditional learning experience is yet another avenue for learning at Lehigh.

Ghosts, ghouls and Gast
More than 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students visiting the president's house during a Halloween celebration of school spirit that had the Asa Packer campus buzzing well into the night.

MLK planners aim for year-long attention on social justice
Lehigh’s annual week-long celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is being upgraded to a year of active reflection and conversation about the causes for which the late civil rights leader gave his life.

Founder’s Day 2013: A Vision for Taking Lehigh Forward
Speaking to alumni, students, faculty and staff on the occasion of Lehigh’s 135th Founder’s Day celebration, President Alice P. Gast said that Lehigh remains as committed as ever to Asa Packer’s vision of a university that could change the world by helping promising young minds develop into great leaders.