Dr. Lee Gill

Lee brings more than 25 years of private and public sector experience working with major corporate executives, law firm executive committees, and college presidents. Lee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctor Degree in law from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Kent College of Law. He is the Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President for Inclusive Excellence at Clemson University. He serves on numerous boards of directors including the Upstate Urban League, NCORE (National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education), the National Conference of Artists, and Hispanic Alliance. Previously, Lee was appointed as The University of Akron’s first Associate Vice President for Inclusion & Equity/Chief Diversity Officer.  In that role, he directed outreach efforts to diverse populations of students, faculty, staff, and community members developing mentoring programs, workshops, and seminars that raise cultural awareness, expand cultural competencies, and bring about a greater understanding and valuing of differences in people. 

He shares his thoughts with Dr. Stephen Ward and Sena Adjei-Agbai in the Safe Spaces episode, which explores where and how students from historically marginalized identities have found safe spaces to live, learn, and lead together.