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Episode #13: John D. Simon '19P

John Simon '19PWhat’s the job of a university president all about? John D. Simon '19P talks about the importance of asking the right questions, building relationships, and wearing the right (Engineers?) hat as he reflects on his tenure as Lehigh’s 14th president with host Joe Buck.



Episode Extras 

Thanks, President Simon: In this video, President Simon reflects on some memorable moments, his proudest accomplishments, the strength of the Lehigh community, and his hopes for the university in the years ahead.

Building Excellence and 'A Culture of Possibility': In the Spring 2021 Bulletin, John Simon shares his reflections on his years at Lehigh and the university’s many achievements over the past six years.

About the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School: John Simon will dive into science and technology policy with his next endeavor as a senior research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

The Chemistry of a President: Simon was a chemist long before he was a president and still thinks of himself that way sometimes. He has authored or co-authored nearly 250 academic papers and four books.

Photo Gallery

John Simon congratulates his son, Evan, as he graduates with the Class of 2019.
Like father, like son. Evan Simon ’19 impersonates Lehigh’s 14th president.
John Simon joins the effort to propel Rachel Sholder ‘16 ‘17G to the finish line in the Lehigh-Laf Spirit Week bed races.
John Simon takes the stage at the first “Our Lehigh” event in New York in 2015, kicking off on a “long, strange trip” through 11 cities.