Lee a finalist for three American Association of Community Colleges awards

BAYTOWN, TX — After winning last year the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Award of Excellence for Student Success, Lee College has now been named a finalist in three separate categories for the 2016 awards cycle: Exemplary Board/CEO, Faculty Innovation and Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership.

The AACC Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional work among the nation’s two-year colleges. Winners will be announced in April at the association’s annual convention, being held this year in Chicago, April 9-12.

The Exemplary Board/CEO category honors a community college whose CEO/Board of Trustees collaboration and working relationship are exemplary in promoting effectiveness in community college governance. Lee College was also named a finalist in this category in 2015.

Treva Brown-Askey, chairwoman of Developmental Education, was selected as a finalist in the Faculty Innovation category, which recognizes instructors at AACC member colleges who have demonstrated leadership in the development and implementation of a campus program that has had positive impact on the learning experience for students. The outcome of the program should have resulted in the improvement of student completion numbers within a course or a degree field, and nominees are expected to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to student access and success.

The Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership category recognizes local, regional and national collaboration between a college and corporate partner that has achieved demonstrable, multi-year success in advancing the mission of the institution, the economic prosperity of a community, region or the nation and the learning excellence of students.

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite center in nearby Liberty, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 13 independent school districts. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.