Vice Provost's Message
As the Student Affairs division reflects on another produc- tive academic year, I continue to be inspired and energized by the extraordinary work of our dedicated staff. This report provides a sense of some of the more measurable components of our work, which is to promote student suc- cess through intentional, integrated learning opportunities in and outside the classroom.
What is less easily defined and measured is the level of commitment exhibited by compassionate educators who work to promote student success through learning, exposure to new ideas and perspectives, positive and supportive relationships and help in navigating this critical developmental period of our students' lives.
Their work has been recognized by numerous professional organizations, which have singled out staff members, offices and programs for excellence.
Working in partnership with our faculty colleagues, the work of the Student Affairs staff is essential in providing students with the foundational skills they need to become productive and successful during their time at Lehigh and beyond.
This year's highlights include the completion of the inaugural year of the Faculty Committee on Student Life, the implementation of a Community Policing Program, and the creation of a "virtual campus center." You can read more about these developments and others in the Noteworthy Achievements section of this report.
As we look ahead, we will continue to expand on our mission of promoting student success, which is firmly grounded in the university's long-range strategic plan, and has been further amplified through the identification of the first-year and beyond comprehensive learning experience as a major area of focus.
I encourage you to visit our website at www.lehigh.edu/connectwithus to learn more about our programs, and about the dedicated individuals who make Lehigh such an incredibly vital and engaging campus community.
John W. Smeaton, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Student Affairs