Cameron McCoy is AVP for Economic Engagement at Lehigh University where he leads enterprise-wide external engagements, aligns careers and economic development, and facilitates institutional innovation. Prior to Lehigh he worked in the private sector, at the University of Oklahoma, and as an officer in the US Army.
McCoy completed undergraduate degrees at Washington State University (B.A. History, B.A. Social Studies, and B.S. Architectural Studies), cum laude with Honors and Global certificates and graduate coursework at Oklahoma (M.A. Organization Leadership, Interdisciplinary Doctorate) His research combines economics and educational administration to explore allocative inefficiency in boundary spanning functions of US higher education. He is a frequent speaker on university business collaboration and is a member of the editorial board for University-Industry Magazine.
McCoy serves on the Boards of Directors for the Kiss Institute of Practical Robotics, the Association of University Research Parks, the American Red Cross of the Lehigh Valley, the University-Industry Innovation Network, and is a leading member of the Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities. He was previously an AVP for the Association of University Technology Managers and served on the Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers Board.
McCoy is a graduate of the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership and the Economic Development Institute. He has been named to Norman, Oklahoma’s 15 under 40, DCI’s 40 under forty in Economic Development, and Oklahoma Magazine’s 40 under 40 lists. He has been selected to serve as an ACE Fellow during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Originally from Oregon, Cameron enjoys hiking, craft beer, and spending time with his family and Tia the therapy dog.