Alabama State University President Joe Lee to Step Down

Joe A. Lee, who has served as president of Alabama State University for the past seven years, will resign his position effective May 31. Lee’s tenure at the historically black educational institution in Montgomery has been controversial as several audits had found financial irregularities at the university.

But Lee also presided over an era of growth for the university. Enrollments reached an all-time high and $125 million in new construction was added to the campus.

Prior to coming to Alabama State, Lee served as president of Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. He is a graduate of Talladega College and holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in educational administration from Miami University.