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Eric E. Lee Joins Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Team

Colorado College has added a new member to its diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership team. After a comprehensive national search, the college has hired Eric E. Lee, Ph.D. as the assistant vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion for staff and administrative operations, a new position at the college. He will begin working for CC part-time in September, transitioning to full-time in October.

In Lee’s 20-year career, he has accumulated a unique and impressive blend of academic, corporate, and leadership experiences, including expertise developing and executing high-impact diversity and inclusion, hiring and recruitment, and retention initiatives.

Lee comes to CC from TEKsystems in Phoenix, Arizona, where, as manager of business operations, he implemented the diversity, equity, and inclusion plan for the Fortune 500 company and its 7,500 employees. He also conceived and executed a leadership development program tailored to identify, retain, and promote top-performing people of color throughout that organization; this program model grew to become TEKsystems’ talent pipeline for formal sales, executive, and operation leadership programs.

He was also executive director of Colorado Community College Online for two years, and president of the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce for five years, both positions in Denver. At Suffolk University in Boston, Lee served as both an adjunct instructor and as assistant to the president and chief diversity officer.

Lee has a doctorate of philosophy in community and human resources from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where his dissertation was “Academic Help Seeking in African-American College Populations.” In addition, he has a M.S. in social science education and a B.S. in sociology from Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska.

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