• Presidential History

    For over 100 years, Lee has been developing leaders with the guiding perspective of a life centered on Christ. From its inception as Bible Training School in 1918 to its adoption of the name Lee College in 1947 and Lee University in 1997, our school has been led by individuals committed to a task with one goal in mind, helping young, earnest learners discover what they can become and what contributions they can make in a complex world. Below is a glimpse of our Presidents, people who have led the way in such exciting work since the very beginning.
     

    Lee, F. J.

    F.J. Lee
    1922-1923
    Ellis, J.B. 300dpi

    J.B. Ellis
    1923-1924
    04 Payne, T.S.

    T.S. Payne
    1924-1930
    JHWalkerSr

    J.H. Walker
    1930-1935; 1944-1945
    Zeno C Tharp in 1942

    Zeno C. Tharp
    1935-1944
    Simmons, E.L.

    E.L. Simmons
    1945-1948
    Brinsfield, J. Stewart

    J. Stewart Brinsfield
    1948-1951
    JCJernigan

    John C. Jernigan
    1951-1952
    R Leonard Carroll in 1952

    R. Leonard Carroll
    1952-1957
    Rufus L Platt - 1959 Vindagua

    R.L. Platt
    1957-1960
    Hughes, Ray H in 1960

    Ray H. Hughes
    1960-1966
    1966 - James A Cross

    James A. Cross
    1966-1970
    Conn, Charles W in 1970

    Charles W. Conn
    1970-1982
    Hughes, Ray H in 1960

    Ray H. Hughes
    1982-1984
    Vest, R Lamar in 1984

    Lamar Vest
    1984-1986
    Dr. Conn in Black and White

    Dr. Paul Conn
    1986-present