President Helble speaking at the Naples, Florida Meet the President
President Helble speaking at the Naples, Florida Meet the President

Meet the President

Joseph J. Helble ’82 goes cross country

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cities visited


miles traveled


connections with alumni, parents, and friends


miles run during #PacethePrez

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of attendees were alumni

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Breakdown by Class Decades

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50s & 60s


70s & 80s


90s & 00s


Since 2011

Home Again

A Thank You Message from President Helble

Coast to Coast Conversations

Since August 2021, Joseph J. Helble '82 has been traveling cross country to meet and get to know today’s Lehigh community. From Boston to Florida, the Lehigh Valley to Seattle, and stops in between, he’s shared aspirations for the university with alumni and friends.

President Helble, who runs with students weekly on campus, also called on alumni and friends across the country to #PacethePrez, and Lehigh rose (early in the morning) to the challenge. More than 70 alumni, parents, students, and friends took advantage of the chance to connect with the president and share in his passion for running.

View Meet the President and #PacethePrez Photo Galleries

What's Next?

Stay in touch with President Helble '82

Alumni marching during the reunion parade

Reunion 2022

Watch President Helble's State of the University address to alumni and friends.

President Helble with alumni during the run in Seattle Washington

Pace the Prez

On campus this summer? Join President Helble at the flagpole Tuesdays at 6 a.m. for 4 miles through campus.

President Helble speaking at the Engineering Symposium

Looking Forward to the Future

President Helble will continue to engage with the Lehigh alumni community about the future of the university as Lehigh undertakes a strategic planning project during the 2022-2023 academic year.