At a late morning ceremony held outdoors near Iacocca Hall and Building C, Nathan Urban was formally installed as Lehigh’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.
President John Simon ’19P delivered the event’s introductory remarks, highlighting Urban’s accomplishments as a neurobiologist and his tenure at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was the vice provost for graduate studies and strategic initiatives before coming to Lehigh.
“Usually you can only speak to promise when you install a new administrator at a university,” remarked Simon. “However, with a year under his belt, I can actually speak to Nathan’s accomplishments. Nathan has led our academic enterprise. He’s navigated, let us say, some very unique challenges we have faced. And while he had the disadvantage of beginning his Lehigh career in the middle of a global pandemic, his calm demeanor and clear-eyed assessment of the landscape helped ensure that Lehigh would continue to fulfill its educational mission while safeguarding the health of our campus and local community.”