The Board of Trustees of Spring Hill College is pleased to announce that E. Joseph Lee II, PhD, has been named president of the college after serving one year as Interim President.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees Jack McKinney said, “The Board believes Dr. Lee has the vision and track record to serve as the next President of Spring Hill College. He embraces our mission, which is the core of the College's Jesuit, Catholic identity. We’re confident Dr. Lee will drive Spring Hill toward more successful outcomes for our students, faculty and staff."
Lee's previous Presidential assignments include Pine Manor College in Massachusetts, Saint Joseph's College in Maine and Thomas More College in Kentucky. Lee also held the position of Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management for the University of Maine and was Vice President for Student Services at Merrimack College in Massachusetts. There, he broadened the scope of the student services division to a more comprehensive component of the College. Under his supervision as Vice President of Student Life at Manhattan College in New York, Lee guided Admissions, Residence Life, Health and Career Services, Athletics, Campus Ministry and international student life. His record of achievements in higher education leadership includes successful strategic planning, innovative fundraising and a commitment to faculty and staff engagement.
Lee graduated from Saint Michael's College in Vermont with a degree in French Literature and a Master's degree in Education. He attended the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University before earning his PhD in Higher Education Administration from Boston College. He has an extensive background working with Jesuits and was an active member of the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators for 15 years.
"I am at home when I am on The Hill," said Lee. The Jesuit ideology has been an influence throughout most of Lee's life. Lee said, "I am energized knowing I can play a major role in moving our College forward in the ever-changing landscape of higher education."