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  • Lead Wholeheartedly
  • Leading in the Hybrid Workplace
  • Adjusting Strategy: Pandemic and Beyond
  • Communicating Leadership in the Next Normal


Steve Tang ‘s compelling inside story of guiding a company through an unexpected upheaval, is both inspiring and full of helpful insights. The aspiring executive and leader can learn and apply his lessons.

Alex Liu, Managing Partner & Chairman, Kearney, author of Joy Works

The Outstanding Entrepreneur Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated professional achievement of the highest caliber in the management of an enterprise. Stephen S. Tang ’85G ’88G ’22P is the former president and CEO of OraSure Technologies, Inc., a medical device company whose products include diagnostic testing kits. He is currently a board member of Life Sciences Pennsylvania, the statewide trade association for the commonwealth’s life sciences industry.

In his keynote address at the 2016 Philadelphia University Undergraduate Commencement, University City Science Center President and CEO Stephen Tang shared how failure becomes an important learning step in reaching success. “Failure is a valuable experience, it’s a natural consequence of risk,” Tang said. “We aren’t fully alive unless we dare to stretch and grow ourselves way beyond what’s comfortable for us. There is no progress without risk, and there is no risk without failure. Progress and growth lead to the opportunities to reinvent ourselves and our lives.” Tang, a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters for “a successful career in both business and science that embodies Philadelphia University’s belief in the importance of transdisciplinary education,” said Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli Jr.