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Presidential Search

Message shared with Lehigh community on January 15, 2021:

Dear Members of the Lehigh Community,

We hope you are well. As the New Year begins, we wanted to take the opportunity to provide an update on the progress of our ongoing Presidential Search.

In November, members of the Presidential Search Committee, along with staff from our search firm, Isaacson Miller, hosted a series of Presidential Town Halls to listen to the thoughts and input of all members of our community—undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni. Additionally, Committee members have had the opportunity to also connect with several other groups, including the Council of Student Presidents and the Executive Committee of the Young Alumni Council, as well as community and corporate leaders.

These conversations provided us with valuable insights that ultimately helped shape the Position Profile, which is now posted on the Presidential Search website.

Our search is proceeding very well, and we have been impressed with the quality of candidates who have expressed interest in becoming the next president of Lehigh University. In the weeks to come, the Search Committee will begin identifying preferred candidates from this distinguished pool, and the interview process will then commence.

We want to thank everyone who has contributed to the search process thus far, and appreciate your commitment to the continued excellence of this institution. We are confident that when our search is complete, we will have identified an outstanding leader to take Lehigh forward.

We wish you all a healthy and safe New Year.

Best regards,

Maria L. Chrin ’87 ’10P
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Co-Chair, Search Committee

Philip B. Sheibley ’81 ’19P
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Co-Chair, Search Committee

October 22, 2020: Presidential Search Update
A message to the campus community.