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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Dear CC Community,

I’m very excited to welcome a new member to our diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership team. After a comprehensive national search, the college has hired Eric E. Lee, Ph.D. as our new assistant vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion for staff and administrative operations. He will begin working for CC part-time in September and full-time in October, and plans to attend Fall Conference. If you see him, please give him a warm welcome.
In his 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.
Eric 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, Eric served as both an adjunct instructor and as assistant to the president and chief diversity officer.
Eric 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.
I am grateful to Barbara Wilson for serving as interim director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for staff. Her work throughout the past year was instrumental in advancing our DEI priorities and in supporting a successful search.
Thanks to all members of the committee and particularly to Lyrae Williams, search chair, for their leadership in this search. We also appreciated the efforts of search firm Spelman Johnson.
Please help me welcome Eric as he joins the CC community.

Robert G. Moore

Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

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