The Human Resources Office deals with one of the College’s most important assets – its employees.
Lee College is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support our mission of excellence in education. For those who are employed at Lee College, there’s more to the College than work. We offer excellent employee benefits, and besides educating students, it is a center of learning and culture for faculty, staff, and the community.
Why work at Lee College?
- Beautiful campus with first-class facilities
- Employer whose mission is to help students improve their lives through education
- One of the fastest growing community colleges in the nation
- Recognized as 6th in the nation for degrees awarded in Science and Technology
- Nationally recognized Honors Program
- Achieving the Dream College
- Dynamic community located thirty minutes east of Downtown Houston
- Excellent health coverage, as well as optional benefits such as dental, vision, cancer, pre-paid legal, life insurance, and more
- Generous sick and vacation leave
- Tuition waiver and reimbursement
- Retirement plans
- Employee Assistance Program
- Exercise and weight room
- Friendly faculty and staff who love their jobs
Lee College was established in 1934, and when registration was completed for that first semester, 177 students had enrolled in the inaugural session of Lee Junior College of Goose Creek, Texas. The Board of Trustees of the Goose Creek Independent School District had agreed as early as 1931 that a junior college should be established to provide educational opportunity to students who could not otherwise afford it.
The first graduation was on May 24, 1935, with four women receiving diplomas: Juanita Barrington (Mrs. David Holm), Byrtis Avey (Mrs. Elmer Brinkley), La Del Payne (Mrs. Barney Hillard) and Hudnall Spence (Mrs.Robert Southwick). A 33 percent increase in the fall of 1935 boosted enrollment to 236.
The founders of the college were interested in providing a strong academic curriculum and a comprehensive technical/vocational curriculum. In 1936, the vocational program was initiated. Later, it became known as
the Robert E. Lee Institute, Vocational Division of Lee Junior College. No college credit was given for work in the institute until 1941, and it did not become an integral part of the college until 1945, following a two-year period when no technical/vocational courses were offered.
The primary purpose of Lee College is to provide quality instruction for its students. Through a variety of programs and services, Lee College prepares students for success in higher education or employment. Lee College also provides a broad-based program of extension courses, distance education, adult education, continuing education and community service.
Lee College provides learning opportunities and experiences to allow each student to excel in an ever changing environment. Lee College will continue providing quality academic courses for those seeking certificates of completion, associate degrees, and baccalaureate degrees as well as state-of-the-art technical courses and training for those seeking to enhance their employment opportunities and skills and will provide educational and cultural opportunities for those interested in self-improvement, self-expression, and cultural enrichment. Lee College will maintain an open door policy for all students, strive to make higher education affordable to all area residents, and work with area businesses and industries to meet their needs for a well-trained work force.