Expanding Lehigh’s Reach in China

Yu Du ’15G received his MBA from Lehigh in May 2015 and returned home to Shanghai, China. He did not, however, completely leave his alma mater.

Du worked with Oliver Yao, professor and chair of the Department of Management, and others to strengthen Lehigh’s presence in China for prospective students and alumni.

With the support of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Lehigh in Shanghai study-abroad program, Yao and Du planned an information session in Shanghai in summer 2015 for prospective students. Du also planned to begin an alumni club to connect the many Lehigh graduates living in China.

"If there’s an alumni club, we can create more events in China and more people can know Lehigh," he says.

Megan Stevens of the Office of Alumni Engagement says such clubs rely on strong volunteer support. She says Yu’s excitement over gathering volunteers and bringing the network together "is inspiring."