Office of Economic Engagement


Building Partnerships Through Innovation

Mission Innovation and Impact Through Comprehensive Engagement

OEE drives proactive institutional economic engagement at the local, regional, national and global levels by working with internal and external partners to maximize Lehigh’s impact on the world.


Innovation and Impact Through Comprehensive Engagement

OEE drives proactive institutional economic engagement at the local, regional, national and global levels by working with internal and external partners to maximize Lehigh’s impact on the world.


The Center for Career and Professional Development

The Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) assists undergraduate & graduate students in making connections between their academic experience and career paths. Through career-related counseling, resources, and programming CCPD helps individuals establish life-long career management skills. A critical part of this career process is the continued growth of CCPD’s external partnerships with alumni, employers, graduate & professional schools, and community partners which create experiential learning opportunities and contribute to the development of a highly-skilled workforce and the global economy.


External Engagement

The External Engagement (EE) team works to track, coordinate, and add value to Lehigh’s engagements outside the institution, cultivating relationships that affect Lehigh’s ability to positively impact the local, regional, national and global economy. The EE team has specific expertise in developing economic partnerships that drive community engagement, infrastructure investment, and regional capacity building while enhancing Lehigh’s brand and role as institutional anchor.

Strategy and Analytics

The strategy and analytics team provides deep insight for a range of internal and external institutional activities. The team serves as a key source of both external partner business intelligence and as a knowledge repository of Lehigh strengths. Using this data, the strategy and analytics team identifies downstream funding availability at the local, regional and national level, researches the market size and relevant trends with the goal of providing analysis and recommendations for the opportunities that best align to drive Lehigh's success.


Nonprofit Engagement

The nonprofit engagement team collaborates with university leadership, faculty, and staff to help build connections between Lehigh and a broad range of nonprofit partners in support of pioneering research, innovative curriculum, strong local and global community, and other strategic priorities. The team is expert in information gathering, data analysis, and effective communications, including proposal and report writing.

Industry Engagement

The Industry Engagement (IE) team focuses on building comprehensive strategic relationships for Lehigh by engaging corporations through opportunities that advance education, research, and innovation. The IE team works closely with faculty, students and corporate partners to create an innovation ecosystem focused on "big picture" ideas that have the potential to make a significant impact on the university and our global community.


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Latest News

Research Publications

Andrew Ward: CEOs Make Money from Bad Company News

New research finds that despite regulations, CEOs control information release and may do so for their own financial gain.

Study: Board Independence Protects Firms from Corporate Misconduct

Corinne Post and Andrew Ward among co-authors of 'Board Independence and Corporate Misconduct: A Cross-National Meta-Analysis.'

Yenny Anderson to Head Office of Institutional Research and Strategic Analytics

She will replace Henry Zheng, who stepped down in early 2019.

Engage News

Why Companies and Universities Should Forge Long-Term Collaborations

Both industry and academia stand to benefit from long-term cooperation.

Lehigh engineers have reported a new property for Gallium nitride (GaN)!

This research could open up applications in touch screens, space vehicles and radio-frequency microelectromechanical systems.

College presidents see opportunities in 'disruptions' of higher education

Online education, affordability and state funding were all topics of discussion at the panel, titled “Disruption in Higher Education.”

Lehigh News

Alumni to First-Gen Students: You Can Achieve Your Dreams

Lehigh alumni who were the first in their families to attend college share personal stories and tips for success.

Mapping the energy transport mechanism of chalcogenide perovskite for solar energy use

Engineers at Lehigh University have characterized the thermal energy conversion mechanism in the lattice of an advanced nanomaterial called chalcogenide perovskite and demonstrated its “tunability”―important for its potential use in solar energy...

Lehigh Launch Program to Offer Unique First-Semester Experience for Incoming First-Year Students

The program provides an immersive, inquiry-based first semester in the American West or Ecuador.

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Office of Economic Engagement
27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015-3086
(610) 758-3892
Fax: (610) 758-5864

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