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News & Updates


May 21, 2021

5.21.21: A Message for Colleagues from President Simon

A message to faculty and staff from President Simon. 

May 21, 2021

5.21.21: A Message for Students from President Simon

A message sent to students from President Simon.


December 11, 2020

Lehigh President John Simon Shares a Message of Thanks

A semester unlike any other comes to a close.

November 24, 2020

11.24.20: Faculty, Staff: Thank You

A message sent to Lehigh faculty and staff

November 24, 2020

11.24.20: Students, Families: Thank You

A message to students and Lehigh families

September 4, 2020

Lehigh President John D. Simon to Step Down in June 2021

A formal search process for his successor will commence soon.    

August 5, 2020

Lehigh Leadership Discusses Fall Semester in Third ‘Community Conversations’

President John Simon noted that Lehigh has made significant investments in remote teaching and learning to ensure a rigorous academic experience.

March 18, 2020

A Message from President John Simon

'Know that we are all in this together'


August 26, 2019

Lehigh University Convocation Kicks Off 'Year of Shared Responsibility'

Convocation marked the official start of the 2019-2020 academic year. 

June 14, 2019

President John D. Simon Honored by Jagiellonian University in Poland

Simon receives distinguished medal for his role in leading collaborative research between Polish and American scientists.

May 17, 2019

Lehigh Board of Trustees Extends President John D. Simon ’19P Through 2025

Simon introduced the ambitious Path to Prominence plan, which presents a bold academic vision for Lehigh.

May 3, 2019

Lehigh Honors Outstanding Student Leaders at Annual Awards Ceremony

The Student Life Leadership Awards noted the accomplishments of more than 50 students.

April 25, 2019

President Simon Delivers State of University Address to Faculty Senate

Simon told faculty they are key to addressing opportunities and “owning our future.”


March 14, 2018

President John D. Simon Speaks at International Higher Education Forum 2018

Simon joined university leaders from around the world on a panel titled “Internationalization: National Approaches."

February 28, 2018

President Simon Joins Higher Education Leaders at American Talent Initiative Presidential Summit

Lehigh is among 96 top colleges and universities seeking to expand college access for lower-income students. 


November 13, 2017

Lehigh Named to President’s Circle of CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion

The select group of leaders will engage members of campus communities in diversity initiatives.

September 6, 2017

President John Simon's Statement Regarding DACA

The following statement was shared with the campus community on September 6, 2017.

August 14, 2017

President John Simon's Statement on the Events in Charlottesville

The following statement was shared with the campus community on Aug. 14, 2017.

March 9, 2017

Lehigh Named a Lehigh Valley Top Workplace

President John Simon also receives Leadership Award.


October 25, 2016

For Lehigh, a 'Path to Prominence'

Lehigh unveils an ambitious plan for the university’s future through undergraduate and graduate enrollment growth, faculty hiring, a new college of health and upgraded facilities.

September 16, 2016

Drew University economist named ACE Fellow here

Marc Tomljanovich will spend the 2016-17 academic year at Lehigh.

June 14, 2016

A Message from the President and Board Chair on Orlando tragedy

Lehigh offers its deepest sympathies to the victims and families impacted by the Orlando shooting.


November 24, 2015

President Simon's statement on student-led rally and march

The Nov. 23 event invited dialogue about racism on college campuses.

October 15, 2015

A remarkable performance for a momentous occasion

An inspired Mountaintop project illuminates a Founder’s Day tradition. 

October 2, 2015

John D. Simon installed as Lehigh's 14th president

At Founder’s Day, university leadership announces an investment of $250 million to shape Lehigh’s future.

September 22, 2015

President Simon kicks off cross-country alumni tour

Lehigh President John D. Simon meets alumni and friends in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Four more stops are planned.

September 21, 2015

Celebrate Lehigh’s Sesquicentennial

Lehigh@150 will feature a weekend of festivities to celebrate the past, present and future of Lehigh.  

August 24, 2015

‘How will you choose your path?’

The Class of 2019 is officially inducted into the Lehigh community at the University Convocation.

August 19, 2015

New professional soccer team to call Goodman Stadium home

The newest franchise of the United Soccer League will begin play in March 2016. 

July 1, 2015

John D. Simon officially assumes presidency of Lehigh University

The former executive vice president and provost at the University of Virginia is Lehigh’s 14th president.

May 12, 2015

Introducing Data X

New initiative will expand Lehigh’s capacities for teaching and research in computer and data science.

March 19, 2015

Introducing ‘Our Lehigh': Tell Us Your Story

President John Simon invites members of the Lehigh community to share stories on "Our Lehigh", a digital onboarding site.

February 26, 2015

Our Next President

John Simon has distinguished himself in academia with his world-class research, his thoughtful leadership and, perhaps most tellingly, his willingness to put the interests of others above his own.


October 17, 2014

John D. Simon Named Lehigh’s 14th President

Simon, executive vice president and provost at the University of Virginia, takes office on July 1, 2015.

October 17, 2014

Presidential Appointment: Message from Brad Eric Scheler, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Scheler lauds John D. Simon as a distinguished leader in higher education.

October 17, 2014

Getting to Know John D. Simon: A Q&A with Lehigh’s 14th President

Simon answers questions on what drew him to Lehigh, his vision and his past experiences.

October 17, 2014

Simon Selected President Following Comprehensive International Search

Search process incorporated the input of the entire university community.

August 1, 2014

Lehigh changes leaders

A message from Interim President Kevin Clayton ’84 ’13P