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Lehigh Engineering: Producing academic leaders

Lehigh engineering alumni have led academic institutions around the world. Here are a few examples:

1982 Anthony Collins
Ph.D., civil engineering
As president of Clarkson, Collins has inspired the project-based team learning that has earned Clarkson national recognition.
1953 Paul E. Torgersen
B.S., industrial engineering
As president, Torgersen rebuilt VT’s financial resource base and restored public confidence in the university. VT’s advanced communications and information technology center is named in his honor.
1982 Joseph W. Tedesco
Ph.D., civil engineering
Tedesco, dean of the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, served previously as chair of civil and coastal engineering at the University of Florida, leading the department’s programs to top national rankings.
1952 Robert Ketter
Ph.D., civil engineering
As president of SUNY-Buffalo, Ketter oversaw the construction of its Amherst campus, strengthened its research programs and initiated international programs in Korea, Japan and China.
1962 Victor Levi Sasso
Ph.D., civil engineering
Levi, dean of engineering at the University of Panama, guided the formation of the Technological University of Panama as a separate entity and became its first president.
1965 Jean-Claude Badoux
Ph.D., civil engineering
A former president of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Badoux is the founding president of the Swiss Network of Innovation and currently serves as vice president of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO).
1982 Joseph Helble
B.S., chemical engineering
Helble is dean of Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering. He has served as science adviser to Sen. Joe Lieberman and holds five patents related to the production of nanoscale ceramic powders.

Heritage Initiative

The Lehigh Engineering Heritage Initiative is a community supported project that recognizes the accomplishments that reflect Lehigh’s undeniable influence on the field of engineering.