Andrea Lee Announces She Will Step Down as President of St. Catherine University

leeAndrea Lee, president of St. Catherine University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, announced that she will end her 18-year tenure as president on July 1, 2016. She became president of the Catholic university for women in 1998. During her tenure, enrollments have increased by 20 percent and the university has raised more than $215 million.

In a letter to the university community President Lee noted that, “while there is never a good time to leave a place I love, colleagues I deeply respect, and a mission that compels my enthusiastic commitment, I will leave next summer knowing that St. Catherine’s is in a very strong position and will present an attractive call to a new leader. Significant evidence of St. Catherine’s health and positive momentum signals that it is the right time for this transition.”

Karen Rauenhorst, chair of the university’s board of trustees, said that “President Lee has been an outstanding leader of the University, contributing to its vibrancy and steady growth for nearly two decades. We are grateful for her visionary leadership and look forward to celebrating her many contributions.”

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