Anthony Lee, Ed.D., M.B.A.

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Chief Executive Officer


Dr. Anthony M. Lee is the President of Westcliff University in Irvine, California, one of the fastest growing universities in the US, going from less than a few hundred students to over 3,000 students over the last decade. Dr. Lee has served in leadership positions across numerous universities and schools in the U.S. and internationally. With expertise in innovative hybrid and online programs, Dr. Lee has launched new programs infusing and integrating technology with traditional campus-based classes for an enhanced learning experience. He has successfully led schools through the accreditation process at the university and K-12 levels. His experience has proven him a leader in many critical areas within higher education including marketing, finance, operations, compliance, and accreditation.

Dr. Lee earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education with a concentration in Higher Education Administration. He earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management, focusing on strategy and entrepreneurship. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Irvine, majoring in economics.