St. Paul, Minn. – Donna A. Lee, Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga., has been named Macalester College’s Vice President for Student Affairs effective August 10.

Lee has worked at Agnes Scott College since 2008, with responsibility for the departments and program areas in the Division of Student Life including Student Engagement and Leadership, Intercultural Engagement, Residence Life, Orientation, Honor Court, Career Planning, Wellness Center (Health Services and Counseling and Psychological Services), Athletics, and Spiritual & Religious Life.  
“Donna brings impressive credentials to her new position at Macalester,” said President Brian Rosenberg.  “Her passion for her work and her ability to connect with people will serve her well.  I look forward to having her on campus.”

At Macalester, Lee will serve on the President’s senior leadership team and oversee the Division of Student Affairs including the Dean’s Office, Athletics and Recreational Sports, the Campus Center and Conferences, Campus Activities and Operations, Residential Life, Career Development, The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Disability Services, Forensics, The Health and Wellness Center, International Student Programs, and The Department of Multicultural Life.

“I am deeply humbled and honored to have been selected as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Macalester College, following an inspiring and powerful legacy left by Laurie Hamre,” said Lee.  “It is my great pleasure to serve such a special institution…a privilege to contribute to such a compelling vision and mission. I look forward to immersing myself in the community, doing good work with good people in pursuit of a transformative learning experience.”

Lee has presented numerous workshops on topics related to diversity, leadership, organizational development, and community engagement, and she has worked with the Anti-Defamation League, the National Conference for Community and Justice, and the Human Rights Council.  

Before her position at Agnes Scott College, Lee worked at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., for 12 years in a variety of Student Affairs positions.  A native of New York, Lee received her B.A. from the University of Tampa and her M.Ed. in Counseling from Boston University.

Lee replaces Vice President for Student Affairs Laurie Hamre who is retiring in June.

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 2,045 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism, and civic engagement. Learn more at

June 2 2015

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