CANR names new assistant director for undergraduate programs

Stratton Lee, III, has been named assistant director for undergraduate programs in the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He will start the job on October 1, 2018.

Stratton Lee, III

Stratton Lee, III, has been named the assistant director for undergraduate programs in the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), effective October 1.

In this role, Lee will oversee several undergraduate programs in the college including the fall welcome, commencement, the CANR Undergraduate Research Program and the American Semester Program. He will also provide logistical and recruitment support for the Demmer Scholars and will be the lead instructor for the Glassen Scholars Program.

“I look forward to supporting student success initiatives by reimagining how our students can engage with internships, undergraduate research and initiatives at the department and college level,” Lee said. “In this position, I aim to collaborate with all CANR stakeholders – faculty, staff, students and community – to support and develop pathways that align with the land grant mission and CANR’s rich history.” 

Lee has over 10 years of academic advising experience at MSU having served as an advising director for the Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative and as an academic advisor for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences’ journalism program. He has a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a master’s degree in counseling, both from MSU.

“Stratton Lee’s experience working in the Neighborhoods will be an asset when it comes to supporting undergraduate students in our college,” said Kelly Millenbah, senior associate dean for CANR and director of academic and student affairs. “He brings a broad university perspective connecting student success initiatives, the MSU Neighborhoods and various academic programs.”

As part of the assistant director role, Lee will also work with CANR to foster access and inclusion related to student programs. He currently serves as vice president of the MSU Chapter of the Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators Association and is the MSU Institutional Diversity: Excellence in Action Committee representative for the MSU Neighborhoods.

“I am excited to support students as they transition into college and professional life,” said Lee. “I am well positioned to help increase awareness of academic and career opportunities along with transferable skill sets related to the diverse curriculum within CANR.”

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