On July 1, Lehigh appointed five new members to Lehigh University’s Board of Trustees and honored the service of seven outgoing trustees.
Joseph J. Helble '82, Mary T. Kush '88 and Kendall B. O'Brien '84 began three-year terms as appointed trustees. Lauren M. Manduke ’05 began a three-year term as alumni trustee. Vincent A. Forlenza Jr. ’75, who previously served on the Board for two terms as an appointed trustee, has been appointed as corporate trustee.
Frank E. “Ted” Walsh ’88 was also reappointed to serve an additional three-year term as an appointed trustee.
Maria Chrin '87 '10P—who joined the Board in 2004 and is currently serving her second term as corporate trustee—has accepted an appointment to serve as vice chair of the Board through June 2022, fulfilling the two years remaining under the term of corporate trustee Robert L. Brown III ’78, who is retiring. Brown has served on the board since 2002.
The Board extended its appreciation to Brown and retiring trustees Nicholas P. Bigelow ’80 ’81, Paul Bosco ’80, Gary Chan ’80 ’17P, Peter Diamond, Karen O’Donnell VanderGoot ’99, Andrew Woodward ’11.
Chair of the Board Kevin Clayton ’84 ’13P also expressed his gratitude to Brown for his work as vice chair and extended his appreciation to Chrin for accepting the role. He thanked the outgoing trustees for their dedicated service and welcomed the new members to the Board.
“Our new trustees bring a breadth of talent, leadership and expertise that will contribute great strengths to our university now and into the future,” said Clayton, who also commented on the contributions of those leaving the Board.
“The tenure of our retiring trustees collectively represents more than 50 years of service on the Board and spans wide-ranging contributions that have made a lasting impact on our university and students. I know I speak on behalf of our Board, university leadership, and the Lehigh community in expressing my tremendous gratitude for their commitment.”