A Top-Tier, Christ-Centered Experience

Welcome to Lee University, in scenic southeast Tennessee, where the Tennessee River carves through the Appalachian foothills. We offer well over 150 programs of study from associates to doctoral degrees, but our original focus – and still our mission more than a century later – is to create a safe but challenging environment in which our students can develop and prepare for a complex and demanding world.


We have a phrase around Lee, Expect Something Great. We think the college experience should be much more than just academic excellence. At Lee, we expect our students to experience transformational relationships with faculty, with other students, in campus life, and as they move into their calling.

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Lee University, Cleveland TN

Chris Oglesby

Christopher Allen Oglesby graduated from Lee in 2012 with Bachelor of Music degrees in vocal performance, choral education, and band education. He is currently a second year Adler Fellow with the San Francisco Opera, a multi-year performance-oriented residency that offers advanced artists intensive individual training, coaching, and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Oglesby credits a large part of his success to James Frost, Lee’s opera director, and Tony Deaton, associate professor of voice. “Tony gave me the tools I needed for vocal success and longevity and Jimmy nurtured in me a love for opera and its community,” he said. “When I came to Lee I had never seen nor heard an opera and was peer-pressured into joining the chorus for Floyd’s Susanna by some senior students. It changed what I thought music could be.”

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