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Charles S. Strauch '57, '15GP '19GP and his wife, Nan, share a strong belief in the power of education to change lives—and the world—for the better.

Longtime supporters of Lehigh, the Strauchs have dedicated their time, energy and resources to education at all levels. Now, through a $5.5 million gift to the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, the Strauchs are creating the Charles S. Strauch and Nan Strauch Endowed Deanship to support Lehigh's storied engineering college. This crucial investment will help Lehigh attract and support new leadership for the college at a key point in its history, and the funds it provides will be leveraged by the new dean to support important initiatives in research, teaching and learning. 

"This gift is born out my long-term career involvement in the technology sector, where high-quality engineering graduates and university research have played a key role in whatever success I have enjoyed. Strengthening Lehigh's relationships with the business tech sector is essential in assuring that the College remains relevant in a technology-dominated market," said Strauch, a longtime member of Lehigh's Engineering Advisory Council.

"Chuck and Nan are among Lehigh's most dedicated and loyal alumni, and this gift will enable RCEAS to become an ever more impactful center for innovation and leadership in engineering," said Lehigh President John D. Simon. "Everyone at Lehigh, especially the faculty, staff and students in engineering, are profoundly grateful for the Strauchs' support, and we all look forward to doing our part in helping the college thrive, evolve and grow."

Read the full story at the Lehigh University News Center.

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