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Mr. Jee Hang Lee

President and CEO of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)

Jee Hang Lee became president and CEO of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) in 2021. Jee Hang provides national leadership to the over 500 governing boards who oversee the majority of community colleges throughout the United States and internationally. His deep personal passion for education equity and access led him to ACCT in 2006.

Prior to becoming president and CEO, Jee Hang served ACCT for over 15 years in the capacities of senior vice president, vice president for public policy and director of public policy. He has led the association’s public policy and advocacy efforts, including the Community College National Legislative Summit and legislative and regulatory issues such as appropriations, student financial aid, tax policy, and higher education policy, since he first joined the association. He also oversaw ACCT’s membership, events and communications divisions for many years.

Jee Hang serves on the board of the National Asian Pacific Islander Council (NAPIC), National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the advisory board of the University of Maryland Global Campus Community College Leadership Program, and the advisory board of the Community College Presidents Initiative-STEM (CCPI-STEM). Previously, Jee Hang served on the board of trustees of the American Student Association of Community Colleges, the Rural Community College Alliance and the executive committee of the Committee for Education Funding. Jee Hang holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University.