Publication spotlights Lee’s push to help students with basic needs

Lee College has been highlighted in a Community College Daily article that discusses the ways in which several colleges have made good use of unsolicited funds received recently from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

Scott unexpectedly donated $5 million to Lee College in June, in recognition of the college’s work to support students in need, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The article recognizes the $2 million that Lee had spent in advance of Scott’s gift on assisting students with basic needs, such as food and medical expenses.

Lee College President Dr. Lynda Villanueva is quoted as saying, “Coming to college shouldn’t mean that students should have to do without life’s necessities.”

Read the full article here.