President John D. Simon

Speeches & Writings

Message to Campus Regarding Presidential Executive Order
January 30, 2017
President John Simon reasserts the university's commitment to a thriving international research university.

Message to Campus Regarding MLK Day
January 16, 2017
In a message to campus, President Simon affirms the institutional commitment to the ideals of Dr. King.

Message from President and Provost Regarding Immigration Issues
December 14, 2016
University leadership provides a perspective on the potential impact of a new administration on international students, and students who came to this country without documentation.

Reflections on Our Community
November 22, 2016
President Simon, in a message, shares thoughts on the campus community.

Mountaintop | On this course, there are no grades, no syllabuses and no measures of success
October 21, 2016
A teaching collaboration between two very different institutions worked better than either could have hoped, write John Simon and Thomas Schutte

Trusteeship Magazine: Hit the Ground Running
August 24, 2016
July/August 2016 issue

John D. Simon's 148th Commencement Remarks
May 23, 2016
President Simon addresses the 1,001 graduates of the Class of 2016.

Remarks to Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
May 4, 2016
After receiving the Milestone Award for Lehigh's 150th, President Simon shares his gratitude and hopes for the local community.

Updated Efforts on Diversity
April 28, 2016
Sharing the latest developments and recommendations regarding diversity efforts.