On July 1, 2021, Lehigh appointed eight new members to Lehigh University’s Board of Trustees and honored the service of six outgoing trustees.
Jay Clayton, Eric A. Clement ’99, Drew D. Freed ’83 ’17P, Ann Lewnes ’83 ’22P, Christopher M. Scott ’94 and Sandra L. Stelling ’91 began three-year terms as appointed trustees. Frederick R. Coleman ’17 ’19G and Julie A. Smiga ’11 began three-year terms as alumni trustees.
Jeffrey Bosland ’88 ’22P was also reappointed to serve an additional three-year term as an appointed trustee.
The Board thanked six trustees for their service during their term, which ended on June 30: Craig H. Benson ’85, Robert W. Buckheit III ’09, Patrick A. Fischer ’97 ’98G, Anne R. Kline ’81, Peter A. Morales ’82, and Edward Ramos ’89.
The Board expressed appreciation to the outgoing trustees for their dedication and to Bosland for his continued service, and also thanked the new trustees for their commitment. Chair of the Board of Trustees, Kevin Clayton ’84 ’13P, personally welcomed the new members to the Board and shared his excitement for the years ahead.
“On behalf of the Board, I want to thank our trustees for their work on behalf of our students, faculty, staff, and community,” Clayton said. “Your exemplary dedication has helped to shape our university for the better. To our new trustees, I have the great pleasure of welcoming you—and for many, welcoming you back home—to Lehigh. I am looking forward to working with you, alongside our new president, Joseph Helble ’82, as we embark on an exciting next chapter for Lehigh. I am confident that the innovations and achievements that have contributed to Lehigh’s respected reputation and great strengths as a university will continue to be further enhanced under your tenure.”
The new trustees are: