1.25.23: A message to faculty and staff about the continuing search for Daniel

A message sent to faculty and staff from Nathan Urban and Michael Todd. 

Dear Colleagues, 

We wanted to share an update with you regarding the continuing search for Daniel Lee. Vice President for Student Affairs Ric Hall shared this information and support resources with students this morning as well. 

The Lehigh University Police Department (LUPD), Bethlehem Police Department, and other law enforcement organizations are continuing their search and encourage anyone in the community with potential information that may be helpful in locating Daniel to share it with police by calling campus safety at 610-758-4200 or by reporting a tip through Hawkwatch.

Since LUPD’s message over the weekend, police are following available leads and tips that are reported and continuing their search efforts through all means, including electronic, and following state protocols regarding procedures for missing persons. As shared previously, foul play is not suspected and based on the investigation, there is no known danger or threat to our community that is connected to this incident.

Even as we begin a new semester this week, Daniel, his family, and those close to him are at the forefront of our hearts and minds. If you are personally struggling to process your thoughts and emotions, The Employee Assistance Programs are available, and we encourage you to enlist these tools to support your own well-being.  

Our deepest thanks go out to law enforcement officials who continue to work diligently to locate Daniel, and to everyone in the Lehigh community who has expressed their support and wishes for Daniel’s safe return.  


Nathan Urban

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs


Michael Todd

Vice President for Finance and Administration