Message shared with Lehigh community on December 6, 2021:
Dear Members of the Lehigh Community,
This summer, Provost Nathan Urban announced that Fred McGrail, Lehigh’s vice president for communications and public affairs, would be retiring in September. I am grateful for Fred’s leadership and support during my transition earlier this fall, and to Ira Rubien, who has been serving as interim vice president and also helping to ensure a smooth transition for the communications team and university.
I’m writing to inform you that I’ve charged a search committee to begin the search for our next vice president for communications and public affairs. As Lehigh builds upon the work of the last several years, communicating what makes us distinctive while being true to who we are as an institution of higher learning and as a community will be an important facet of our work. I am confident the individuals comprising the search committee will identify exceptional candidates for the role.
The Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs Search Committee includes:
The executive search and leadership advisory firm Russell Reynolds Associates will help support the international search for the university's next vice president for communications and public affairs. In the coming weeks, the search committee will provide information about how to submit nominations for candidates and the link to the forthcoming search website, which will include updates and other information related to the search.
Joseph J. Helble ’82