Lee Iacocca '45 head shotIn 1988, in partnership with Lehigh alumnus and automotive icon Lee A. Iacocca '45, Lehigh University established the Iacocca Institute on its Mountaintop campus to provide innovative leadership, applied management and cross-cultural learning experiences.

Our primary mission is to improve leadership and entrepreneurship skills, to enhance business and industry knowledge and to demonstrate the positive impact of culture and diversity in an organizational setting. Participants in Iacocca Institute programs:

  • Build global networks
  • Learn new best practices
  • Cultivate professional skills
  • Explore cultural diversity
  • Empower leadership in individuals and with organizations
  • Develop lifelong friendships

Learn more about Iacocca and the origins of the Institute in this article from the fall 2010 issue of the Bulletin, Lehigh's alumni magazine: Iacocca: Driven to Succeed (pdf)

Read a collection of Iacocca's speeches in the Lehigh University Libraries Special Collections.

Lee Iacocca '45, "A Great Son of Lehigh," Comes Home, September 2011