E. Joseph Lee II, PhD

E. Joseph Lee II, PhD is the President of Spring Hill College. He was appointed August 1, 2018.

Lee graduated from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont with a degree in French Literature and a Master’s degree in Education. He attended the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University before earning his PhD in Higher Education Administration from Boston College.

Lee attended a Jesuit high school in Maine and first worked with the Jesuits as a young admissions counselor at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. During those years, Lee said, he had many Jesuits he considered to be his mentors. He was also an active member of Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators for 15 years.

Lee came to Spring Hill College from The Registry, a national firm providing interim leadership in higher education. His most recent assignments include Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management for the University of Maine, President of Pine Manor College in Massachusetts and Interim Director of Admissions at Boston Architectural College.

Prior to his work with The Registry, Lee served as President for Saint Joseph’s College in Maine and Thomas More College in Kentucky. His record of achievements in these positions includes successful strategic planning, enrollment development, breakthrough fundraising and a commitment to faculty and staff engagement. Lee is a native of Maine, where his wife resides. He is known for putting on lobster bakes, his homemade blueberry pies and traveling with family.

The President’s Leadership Team

Ken England, EdD

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer


Kevin Abel

Vice President of Student Affairs


Racheal Banks, PhD

Vice President for Advancement


Rebecca Cantor, PhD



Nathan Copeland, EdD

Vice President for Enrollment


Fr. Robert Poirier, PsyD, SJ

Vice President of Mission, Justice and Identity


Christopher Hughes

Director of IT


Joseph Niland, Jr.

Director of Athletics


President’s Office Staff

Laura Allsup 
Secretary to the President

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