Lee D. Lambert, Chancellor

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ҡǮϴȫ officially welcomed new Chancellor Lee D. Lambert on July 31. Lambert is a visionary leader who has served as a senior-level community college executive for more than two decades. 

Prior to ҡǮϴȫ-De Anza, Lambert served as chancellor of Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona, where he led a transformation of the college into Centers of Excellence in applied technology, health care, hospitality, information technology and cybersecurity, public safety, and the arts.

Lambert is a dynamic advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, student success, and community engagement. He also believes and invests in employee professional development and growth to better serve students and the community.

Among Lambert's many achievements and recognitions, he was the recipient of the Humanitarian Award from the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) awarded him with the Marie Y. Martin CEO of the Year Award, and the National Guard and Reserves of the U.S. named him a Patriotic Employer.  Earlier this year, Lee was named Tucson Man of the Year. He currently serves on several committees and boards, including the Advisory Committee of Presidents for ACCT, the National Association of Workforce Boards' executive committee and the NOVAworks Workforce Board. He previously served as an American Association of Community Colleges board member.

In addition to his published writings, Lee is an international and nationally recognized speaker on the future of work and learning.

Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, grew up on three continents, and served in the U.S Army. He received a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and a Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University School of Law.