The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania honor Alice Gast *84
Alice Gast, the president of Lehigh University, was honored this spring by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania at their 11th Annual Take the Lead Honoring Women of Distinction awards ceremony. She was among five women from the Lehigh Valley area recognized for their accomplishments and noted as exemplary role models.
Gast, is the 13th president of Lehigh University and the first woman to to serve in that position. Prior to her move to Pennsylvania, she was vice president of research and associate provost at MIT and a professor of chemical engineering at Stanford University.
Gast received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton and her undergraduate degree in the same major from the University of Southern Californi.