Friday, September 2, 2011

Faculty/Staff Advisor Spotlight: Seth Goren

We wanted to connect with some faculty and staff advisors to take a better look at why our chapters are so great! This month's faculty/staff advisor spotlight highlights Lambda Chi Alpha's advisor, Seth Goren. Seth is the Director of Jewish Student Life and the Associate Chaplain here at Lehigh. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania as well as his Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2007.

Seth is a member of Kappa Alpha Society since 1992 where he has served his International board as Secretary, Treasurer, and Chapter Representative. At Lehigh, Seth currently advises the brotherhood of Lambda Chi Alpha and has been doing so for four years. He finds the most rewarding part about advising to be the opportunity to walk with students as they learn and grow over time, as undergraduates and beyond. Seth is proud of the members in Lambda Chi Alpha for their increasing resilience in encountering difficult situations and the members’ cultivation of a broader and deeper sense of humor and perspective.

When asking Seth what his best advice for Greek-affiliated student is, he responded by saying that you should allow your chapter and organizational affiliation to be a part of who you are, but not everything you are, both to yourself and others.

When Seth is not working or advising he can be seen spending time with his adorable daughter, Liana, and other family and friends. He also enjoys running and singing loudly with the radio in the car as well as “Jewy” things. Get to know Seth and he can tell you all about that!

We are lucky to have Seth as an advisor and advocate for the Lehigh Greek community. If you see Seth on campus, be sure to thank him for his service to making our community that much stronger.