Lehigh students recently participated in LehighSiliconValley
, the Baker Institute’s immersive experience that takes students to dozens of startups and innovation-focused companies throughout California’s Silicon Valley. The “live case” learning environment pairs students with proven entrepreneurs, inventors, product design experts and others who are building new enterprises in a dominant startup ecosystem. Lehigh@NasdaqCenter in San Francisco provided a venue for the program that brought together the successful LSV program and Lehigh’s new “home” on the West Coast
Our Path Forward
By any measure, 2017 was a year of great accomplishment by Lehigh students, faculty and staff and a year of progress and accelerating momentum for the university.
A new College of Health, slated to open in 2020, is advancing rapidly. A partnership with NASDAQ in California continues to bolster our strong position in entrepreneurship and innovation. An academic partnership with Ashoka University in India will enhance our international profile, building upon faculty and graduate student collaborations in 55 countries. Locally, Lehigh continues to be a catalyst for the remarkable transformation of South Bethlehem.
Three new engineering institutes in the Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science are being established. The opening of an Autism Clinic in the College of Education will provide treatment for children and advance research into even more effective treatment and approaches. In the College of Arts and Sciences, students are working closely with world-class faculty on scholarship and research in the social sciences, arts, humanities and natural sciences. A new fulltime one-year MBA program in the College of Business has quickly gained momentum.
Our aggressive plans to grow the number of undergraduate and graduate students is well underway, and we break ground this spring on a new 428-bed residence hall. A Lehigh education equips students to excel in a fast-changing world, and we will offer this transformative experience to an additional 1,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students.
Fulfilling our ambitions requires first-rate facilities. As we will build, renovate and revitalize academic and research facilities, student living and learning spaces, and the evolving Mountaintop campus, we will enable our outstanding faculty to collaborate, work across disciplines and do their best work. Students will inhabit an environment that prepares them to tackle the challenges of our time and become the next generation of leaders.
This is an exciting time for Lehigh. This excitement and passion is driven by Lehigh people. In these pages, you will see people who are committed to making a difference in the world. Like so many Lehigh people, they are living lives of consequence.
Kevin L. Clayton
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD