LVC Joins Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Dr. Lewis E. Thayne, president, announced that Lebanon Valley College joined the newly formed President’s Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, a collective effort to improve how colleges and universities address immigration-related matters affecting their campuses. More than 200 colleges and universities have joined since the Alliance was formed last month.

The Alliance will support adoption of best practices on campuses, and work in a unified manner to communicate the need for federal and state policies that create a welcoming environment for immigrant, undocumented, and international students. It is led by a steering committee that includes Dr. John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University, who noted, “In launching this new effort, we affirm the important contributions that our immigrant communities make to higher education and to our nation’s future.”

A call for bipartisan action on DACA and Dreamers is a priority of the Alliance, which is working with Congress to develop permanent legislation to protect Dreamers.

“Partnering with the President’s Alliance aligns with the College’s mission and commitment to inclusive excellence,” said President Thayne. “We support a bipartisan solution for those who are working so hard to contribute to this country and better their lives.”

About the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration: The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration is an alliance of American college and university leaders dedicated to increasing public understanding of how immigration policies and practices impact our students, campuses, and communities. We support policies that create a welcoming environment for immigrant, undocumented, and international students on our campuses. Learn more at

About Lebanon Valley College: Lebanon Valley College offers degrees in health sciences, actuarial science, analytical finance, physical and natural sciences, computer & data science, mathematics, arts, music education and production, digital communications, design and technology, criminal justice, business, English, environmental and global studies, and more. Students get a full undergraduate experience while pursuing bachelor’s degrees and combined bachelors’/advanced degrees such as athletic training, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, and the accounting 3+1 MBA. They embrace campus activities and celebrate their talents by joining the 150-member marching band, participating in theater productions, conducting summer research, running the College’s VALE music label, and competing on the 25 NCAA Division III Flying Dutchmen athletic teams and new varsity-level esports team. Students love LVC’s caring and helpful environment and beautiful campus. They come from families of all income levels and backgrounds and receive financial aid and scholarships, along with guidance from faculty, staff, and students as they work toward successful careers and fulfilling lives.