Board of Directors Appoints Jee Hang Lee New ACCT President and CEO

Lee's presidency begins November 1.

August 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. - The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has chosen Jee Hang Lee to serve as the new President and CEO of ACCT after a lengthy search for a successor to its current, long-serving President and CEO J. Noah Brown.

Lee’s presidency will become effective on November 1, 2021. He is ACCT’s current Senior Vice President and has been with ACCT for 15 years, having served previously as Vice President for Public Policy and External Relations. He holds a master’s degree in political management from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from Boston University.

ACCT Chair David Mathis said, “The ACCT Board is delighted to have selected Jee Hang Lee to continue and enhance the job J. Noah Brown has done in elevating the voice of community colleges and their boards as we navigate the challenges of the future with regard to student success, workforce development, and diversity, equity and inclusion. We are grateful for the outpouring of interest in the position and commend the many applicants who applied for the position for their interest in ACCT.”