Gregory C. Farrington

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Gregory C. Farrington is the Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Prior to his appointment to this position in 2007, Farrington served as the 12th President of Lehigh University, and prior to his move to Lehigh in 1998 he served as Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Farrington earned a B.S. in chemistry from Clarkson University in 1968 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University in 1972. In 1984, he was awarded an honorary Ph.D. by the University of Uppsala, Sweden. Farrington has published more than 100 technical articles and holds over two dozen patents.

As President of Lehigh, Farrington oversaw the construction of the apartments and shops at Campus Square and the multi-million dollar renovation of Linderman Library. His successor at Lehigh has been Alice P. Gast, formerly of MIT.

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Preceded by
William C. Hittinger
President of Lehigh University
1998–2006
Succeeded by
Alice Gast