Path to Prominence

Our vision for a stronger, more dynamic Lehigh.

As an institution dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service, Lehigh University educates future generations of leaders, creates new knowledge and serves as an agent of powerful, positive change.

Building on its proud legacy of success, Lehigh, under the leadership of its board of trustees, has now embarked on an ambitious plan that will allow it to grow and evolve into an even more impactful and innovative university—one whose work will change lives, and the world, for the better.


Expansion for greater diversity and intellectual vibrancy.

Evolution to accommodate growth and support cutting-edge research.

Exploration to broaden Lehigh's impact in the world.

Progress and Milestones

Stay up to date with all of the latest
developments with Lehigh's Path to Prominence.


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In the News

Update on Lehigh's proposed college of health

Path to Prominence

Lehigh Moves Forward on Proposed Health College

Provost Patrick V. Farrell updates university community at Town Hall meetings.

Renovation of the iconic University Center and construction of a new Bridge West Residence Hall on the Asa Packer campus are progressing to the design phase.

On Campus

Bridge West, UC Projects Progress to Design Phase

Lehigh’s Board of Trustees approves next step in two ‘Path to Prominence’ projects.

Student Life

Lehigh University gets variances to build 400-bed dormitory

Lehigh has been granted the variances it needs to build a 400-bed dormitory at Brodhead and Packer avenues in South Bethlehem. - The Morning Call

Updates from South Mountain

Lehigh Prepares to Break Ground on SouthSide Commons

The new residential facility will provide housing for more than 420 students.

President John Simon's Message to the Campus Community on Progress on the 'Path to Prominence'

President Simon details recent progress on the university's ambitious plan for the future.

George White Named Managing Director for Student Access and Success at Lehigh

New position furthers Lehigh's efforts to expand access to the university for students of all backgrounds. 

  • Key Initiatives

    Data and Discovery

    The Data X initiative creates exciting new opportunities for Lehigh students and faculty to incorporate computer science and data analytics into a broad range of disciplines. 

    Students at a hackathon
  • Key Initiatives

    From Inquiry to Impact

    Lehigh’s Mountaintop program provides a powerful cross-disciplinary learning environment where students and faculty collaborate to find innovative solutions to real-world problems. 

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  • Key Initiatives

    A Westward Push

    Lehigh has embarked on an exciting new era with a series of new programs and partnerships in the Western Region.