Cameron McCoy is the AVP for Economic Engagement at Lehigh University. He is accountable for leading enterprise-wide external engagements, aligning careers and economic development, and enabling institutional innovation through design thinking and internal consultation.
McCoy completed his graduate studies at the University of Oklahoma, M.A. (Organization Leadership), Doctoral (Interdisciplinary), and his undergraduate degrees (History, Social Studies, and Architectural Studies) at Washington State University, cum laude, with Honors and Global certificates.
His research interests combine economics and educational administration in evaluating university organizational economic engagement approaches. His recent work explores allocative inefficiency of boundary spanning functions in US higher education. He is a frequent speaker on university business collaboration and serves on the editorial board for University-Industry Magazine.
Currently, Cameron is 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 the Board of Directors of the Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers.
He was recognized in 2012 as one of Norman, Oklahoma’s 15 under 40, in 2013 as one of IEDC’s 40 under forty in Economic Development, and in 2014 was named to Oklahoma Magazine’s 40 under 40 list. McCoy is a graduate of the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership and the OU Economic Development Institute. McCoy served as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow at George Mason University and Southern New Hampshire University in 2018.
Originally from Oregon, Cameron enjoys camping, hiking, craft beer, and spending time with his family.