New Chief Investment Officer

Kristin Agatone, former managing director for New York-based investment firm Summit Rock Advisors, is Lehigh's new chief investment officer. She is charged with overseeing strategic management of Lehigh's endowment fund, currently valued at approximately $1.2 billion.

"It is an honor to step into this important role at the university and become a member of the Lehigh community," said Agatone. "Working with the university trustees and leadership, I look forward to expanding the ways Lehigh's endowment can support the university's long-standing education mission—not just for the students of today, but those of future generations as well."

As a senior member of the Summit Rock investment team, she led the investment strategy for multiple asset classes. Prior to that, she worked at Harvard Management Company, which manages the Harvard University Endowment. Earlier, she worked in the private equity group at TPG Capital in San Francisco and the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs. She received both an MBA and a B.A. in economics from Harvard University.

At Lehigh, she will work with her team to develop a portfolio that will serve to support major initiatives and Lehigh's broader mission.