In Helble’s role as provost at Dartmouth, he served as the university’s chief academic and budget officer. He oversaw all of Dartmouth’s professional and graduate schools—Geisel School of Medicine, Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, Thayer School of Engineering, and Tuck School of Business—as well as major academic support units and a variety of other offices, academic centers and institutes. He set the budget for Arts & Sciences and was also responsible for setting the university’s budget priorities and overseeing its annual budget process, developing financial plans, and coordinating support for Dartmouth’s research infrastructure. Helble also served as a professor of engineering in the Thayer School of Engineering. He played a critical role in guiding the campus community through the COVID-19 pandemic and providing regular updates about the university’s operations and decisions.
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Helble is the second alumnus in Lehigh history to be appointed president. Henry Sturgis Drinker, Lehigh’s 5th president, graduated from the university in 1871 and served as president from 1905 to 1920.
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Planning is underway for an inauguration ceremony and festivities during Founder’s Weekend, Oct. 15-16, 2021. Watch for more details to come on the Founder's Weekend webpage.