Dr. George P. White is the inaugural Managing Director of Student Access and Success. In this role he is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive set of university-wide strategies addressing recruitment and admission, financial aid, student life, academic coaching and advisement, and postgraduate support designed to meet the needs of first-generation and low-income students. White has served for nearly three decades as a faculty member in the College of Education, specializing in preparing leaders for K-12 education at the local, national, and international levels. He served as the founding director for the Center for Developing Urban Educational Leaders and led Lehigh’s Community School initiative with the Bethlehem Area School District. He has also served as program director for the educational leadership program, and as a three-time chair of the Faculty Steering Committee. He is a nationally recognized consultant, having worked with both for profit and non profit organizations nationally and internationally addressing issues associated with organizational development, change management, team building, strategic planning, soft skills, and leadership training. White has been the Iacocca Professor of Education and a Class of ’61 Professor, and has also received several awards during his tenure at Lehigh, including the R.R. and E.C. Hillman Faculty Award for excellence in scholarship, teaching and service; the Hillman Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising; and the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for distinguished teaching.