John Michael Lee, Jr., Ph.D. is New Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

John Lee

John Michael Lee, Jr., Ph. D., is Elizabeth City State University’s new Vice Chancellor for University Advancement. Dr. Lee joined the administrative staff in the Marion Thorpe building Feb. 6.

Dr. Lee comes to ECSU with the experience necessary to move the institution forward with fundraising, alumni relations, and community relations. He most recently served as Special Assistant to the President at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. As the Special Assistant to the President, he worked on fundraising, strategic planning and enrollment management.  

Dr. Lee also worked as the Assistant Vice president for alumni Affairs and University Advancement at FAMU, and he oversaw the development of the relationship between the University and its estimated 70,000 alumni. He has more than a decade of leadership experience in fundraising, educational advocacy, outreach, and engagement.

Before his time at FAMU, he served as the Vice President for the Office of Access and Success at the Association for Public & Land-grant-Universities.

Dr. Lee is an accomplished researcher and scholar.  He has published several peer-reviewed journal articles, policy reports, a book, numerous articles, and paper presentations at various conferences on topics ranging from diverse student populations to student access and success.

He is a member of several professional associations including the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). He also serves on the West Virginia University Diversity Visiting Committee, Board of Regents-University System of Georgia- Hispanic-Latino Executive Leadership Committee, and the American Dental Education Association Minority Affairs Advisory Committee.

Dr. Lee earned his Ph.D. in higher education administration from the Steinhardt School of Culture Education and Human Development at New York University, an MPA with a concentration in economic development from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, and a bachelor of science in computer engineering from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering at Florida A&M University.