• Chris Gates,
    Student Success Coach

    Chris Gates serves as a Student Success Coach for the Student Success Center. He strongly believes in the power of relationships, and their ability to change peoples’ lives – one conversation at a time. He values the opportunity to come alongside students, regardless of where they are in life, and help them see their own potential, especially in the academic setting. For Chris, “there is no greater joy then to see students graduate and be proud of the work they put in to get there.” Chris transferred into Lee University and completed his undergraduate degree in Youth Ministry. He is currently in Lee’s Masters of Business Administration graduate program and expects to graduate May of 2018. He has worked outside of Lee in different roles, including counseling adolescents and their families. He also worked in Residential Life & Housing for two years prior to starting this role. His signature strengths are Positivity, Activator, Belief, Developer, and Strategic.