Lehigh University has launched its strategic plan, Inspiring the Future Makers, which outlines a bold vision for the university over the next decade centered on breaking boundaries to address societal challenges, innovating in academics and research, and cultivating collaborations and partnerships that build community and amplify Lehigh’s global, national and regional impact.
“Many wonder what the future holds. At Lehigh University, we shape it together,” wrote President Joseph J. Helble ’82. “We are a community of future makers—people who are inspired to think deeply and create grounded, pragmatic solutions through our research and scholarship,” he said.
Lehigh’s plan will create a dynamic academic and research environment where the “future makers”—students, faculty, staff and alumni—are enabled to do their best work. Long-term planning ensures that Lehigh continues to progress and enhance efforts to provide educational opportunities for current and future undergraduate and graduate students.
Helble said: “... Our strategic plan, Inspiring the Future Makers, builds on the investments and work of the past decade, which expanded our reach, made clear our commitment to support a diverse, equitable and inclusive community, and established a flourishing new College of Health.” He continued, “Taking pride in Lehigh’s strengths in interdisciplinary education and research and a strong sense of community, our plan articulates a shared vision for new directions and bold possibilities. It will continuously evolve through implementation to be responsive to our changing world. Developed with the input and support of our community, it presents our aspirations and goals—goals designed to help Lehigh lead in what we do best.”