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Dartmouth Provost to Lead Lehigh University

Apr 26, 2021   |   Valley News

"After serving in top jobs at Dartmouth College for more than 15 years, Provost Joseph Helble will be leaving Hanover to serve as the president of Lehigh University, officials said Monday," reports the Valley News.

..."As provost since 2018, Helble serves as Dartmouth’s chief academic and budget officer, and has remained a professor at the Thayer School of Engineering, where he served as dean for 13 years.

"Helble has also played a crucial role in Dartmouth’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic."

..."In his time as dean, Helble, who also holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, oversaw a notable increase in interest in engineering and computer science. Thayer witnessed a record increase in the school’s research funding and enrollment almost doubled. In 2016, Dartmouth was the first major research institution to award more engineering degrees to women than to men. 'I’m very proud of that diversification of the student body,' said Helble.

"Helble also was a proponent of Dartmouth’s West End expansion in Hanover, including the ongoing construction of a $155 million building for the Thayer School and Dartmouth’s computer science department."

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