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A quarter century on the Mountaintop

September 30, 2012, marked the 25th anniversary of Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus. On that date in 1987, Pennsylvania Governor Robert P. Casey joined Lehigh President Peter Likins and alumnus Lee Iacocca ‘45, who led the fundraising effort to obtain what would become the 742-acre Mountaintop Campus from Bethlehem Steel, in a ceremony marking its official opening. Nearly 200 people gathered in front of the former Bethlehem Steel's Homer Research Laboratory complex for the opening, where Governor Casey remarked that the campus represents the style of partnership between academia and private industry in Pennsylvania. Today, the campus is home to the College of Education and numerous facilities for structural engineering, chemical engineering, and biological sciences at Lehigh, as well as the Pennsylvania-supported Ben Franklin Technology Partners business incubator.

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