Founded in 1865 by Asa Packer, an industrial pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Lehigh University is a premier private residential research university. Lehigh community members, students, faculty and staff are committed to fostering a rich, high-quality educational experience in which all can learn, work and live together while transcending racial, cultural and other boundaries.
Lehigh students fl ourish in an environment where they are pushed to learn from their life experiences as well as from the diverse backgrounds and opinions of those around them.
Vice Provost John Smeaton leads the Division of Student Affairs, comprised of 37 full-time and 15 part-time staff members across many departments, including the center for academic success, counseling and psychological services, fi rst-year experience, LGBTQIA services, military science and leadership and multicultural aff airs and residence life, to name a few. The mission of the Division of Student Aff airs at Lehigh is clear: To promote success in both the academic and personal dimensions of students’ lives. A single mission unifi es those within the division; staff members enjoy many benefi ts of employment, including competitive salaries, caregiving leave, child care services, fl exible work schedules and formal mentoring. Clarity of focus, employment benefi ts and a fairly diverse staff make Lehigh a promising place to work in student affairs.