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

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Chief Executive Officer


Dr. Anthony Lee is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Westcliff University in Irvine, California. He has experience working in and leading many key areas in higher education including admissions, marketing, finance, operations, compliance, accreditation, and student services.  Dr. Lee has served in many leadership positions across numerous universities, colleges, and schools in the US and internationally.  He has lead several schools through initial accreditation at the university and K-12 levels.  With expertise in innovative online and hybrid programs, Dr. Lee has launched new campuses and created new programs that are delivered through distance education, combining technology with campus-based classes.

Dr. Lee earned his Doctor of Education 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, where he focused on strategy and marketing. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Irvine, where he majored in economics and minored in management.