Leadership Team

Lee University carries out its work through the leadership of the President’s Cabinet, which comprises the president, the chancellor, the provost, and six vice presidents. Provost Dr. Debbie Murray is also Vice President for Academic Affairs. Each of seven units at Lee is referred to as a “sector” and is led by one of these vice presidents. Sectors at Lee are as follows:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Business and Finance
  • Enrollment
  • Information and Marketing
  • Operations
  • Student Development
  • University Relations

Lee’s largest sector, Academic Affairs, includes the six colleges and schools that serve all the university’s academic programs. These colleges and schools are led by a group of deans and associate deans. The university’s six academic units are as follows:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • Helen DeVos College of Education
  • School of Music
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Religion

Look below to see the roster of outstanding leaders responsible for making every part of the university effective, efficient, and excellent.

PRESIDENT

Mark Walker, PhD
President
(423) 614-8600
Contact via email
Office:  Vest Building

CHANCELLOR

Paul Conn, PhD
Chancellor
(423) 473-3800
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Office: Dixon Center

PROVOST

Deborah Murray, EdD 
Vice President of Academic Affairs
(423) 614-8118
Contact via email
Office: Dixon Center

VICE PRESIDENTS

Chris Conine, CPA
Vice President for Business and Finance
Phone: 423-614-8102
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Office: Dixon Center

Cole Strong, MBA
Vice President for Operations
Phone: (423) 614-8607
Contact via email
Office: Vest Building

Phil Cook, MDiv
Vice President for Enrollment
Phone: 423-614-8505
Contact via email
Office: Admissions Center

Michael Hayes, EdD
Vice President for Student Development
Phone: (423) 614-8406
Contact via email
Office: Office of Student Development

Jayson VanHook, PhD
Vice President for Information and Marketing
(423) 614-8695
Contact via email
Office: Higginbotham Administration Building

Brad Moffett, DWS
Vice President for University Relations
Phone: (423) 614-8310
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Office: Higginbotham Administration Building

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT

Jean Eledge, EdD 
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
(423) 473-3795
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Office: Dixon Center

DEANS

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Matthew Melton, PhD 
Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
(423) 614-8115
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Office: Humanities Center

HELEN DEVOS COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

William Estes, PhD 
Dean of Helen DeVos College of Education
(423) 614-8192
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Office: Helen DeVos College of Education

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Dewayne Thompson, DBA 
Dean of School of Business
(423) 614-8160
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Office: School of Business

SCHOOL OF MUSIC

William Green, DMA
Dean of School of Music
(423) 614-8247
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Office: School of Music Curtsinger Building

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Shane Griffith, DBA 
Associate Dean of School of Business
(423) 614-8694
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Office: School of Business

SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Phillip Thomas, PhD
Associate Dean of School of Music
(423) 614-8264
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Office: School of Music Curtsinger Building

SCHOOL OF NURSING

Sara Campbell, PhD
Dean of School of Nursing
(423) 614-8526
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Office: School of Nursing

SCHOOL OF RELIGION

Terry Cross, PhD
Dean of School of Religion
(423) 303-5080
Contact via email
Office: School of Religion

SCHOOL OF NURSING

Charlotte Webb, DNP
Associate Dean of School of Nursing
(423) 473-1156
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Office: School of Nursing

SCHOOL OF RELIGION

Rickie D. Moore, PhD
Associate Dean of School of Religion
(423) 303-5130
Contact via email
Office: School of Religion