Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce Dr. Amanda Lee as the college’s vice president of instruction. Her first official day on the job is July 1, but she’s no stranger to CFCC or the community college system.
Dr. Lee has worked at CFCC for seven years and has worked in the North Carolina Community College System for twelve years.Â Dr. Lee began her work at CFCC as a communications instructor in 2003 and most recently served as the Assistant Vice President of Instructional Operations, a position that required her to work with community members to coordinate the use of facilities, to serve on many committees, and to oversee course schedule input and curriculum development.Â In addition to her primary duties, Dr. Lee has served as the co-director of the Foundation Fund Drive and is a 2010 graduate of the NC Community College Leadership Program, a program which she will co-direct for the next two years.
She looks forward to her new role at the college with great enthusiasm.
“I wanted the job to help support the faculty and students. I love teaching and still do. I truly believe in the mission of the college and have great respect for our faculty,” Lee said.
She is also aware of the challenges that face the college – particularly how to deal with increasing enrollment with limited resources of classroom space and parking.
“One of the biggest challenges is space utilization. Our classes need to be accessible to students so that they can fit within work and family schedules. We’ll have to be creative to keep up,” Lee stated.
In the position, she will oversee the three academic divisions, which include arts and sciences, technical and vocational department, and continuing education. She also is responsible for the library and learning resources center. She will also helping to develop new curriculum and programs and work with N.C. Community College System in implementing new initiatives.
Before coming to CFCC, Dr. Lee has also taught courses at Nash Community College, Texas A&M University, UNC-Wilmington, and Baylor University. At Nash Community College, Dr. Lee served on the SACS Steering Committee, worked on distance learning initiatives, taught at the early college and the Momeyer Correctional Institute, was elected the Faculty Senate President, and was honored with the Instructor of the Year award.Â
In addition to her experience in higher education, Dr. Lee has worked in the corporate world as the Director of Standards, Quality Assurance, and Personnel for LORS Medical, a national home oxygen company based in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. This position required her to ensure company compliance with standards and laws set by the FDA, OSHA, DOT, and JCAHO (the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations), maintain all corporate manuals, and oversee personnel activities for close to 100 employees.
Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Lee attended Baylor University in Texas, where she earned her BA in Telecommunications (Radio, TV, Film) and her MA in Communication Studies.Â Dr. Lee earned her doctorate in Communication Arts from Regent University in Virginia.Â She currently lives in the Ogden area with her husband, Sam, who works for the City of Wilmington, and their two daughters Ada, a rising sophomore at New Hanover High School, and Keely, a rising 5th grader at Ogden Elementary.Â