Imperial College London announced that Alice Gast will be its 16th president and noted that she also will be the first woman and the first from overseas to hold this position. The appointment will become effective in September of this year.
Alice Gast, president of Lehigh University, was elected to the Chevron Corporation’s board of directors. She will serve on the Audit Committee.
Alice Gast has been appointed to head a panel formed by the National Academy of Science to investigate the 2001 anthrax case. Panel members include chemists, technicians, specialists in infectious disease and a legal professional. Their task is to examine case’s forensic evidence thoroughly and compile a conclusive report. In 2001 letters containing anthrax powder were mailed to several high-profile individuals, resulting in 17 people becoming infected and five deaths. The suspect w
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.
A National Research Council panel that included alumna Alice Gast issued a report advocating the creation of a high-level "Science and Security Commission" to maintain U.S. competitiveness and mitigate security risks.