Jimmy Lee, Director, AGB Consulting


As director for consulting at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), Jimmy Lee works with member governing boards and institution and foundation leaders of colleges and universities, collaborating with them and offering the services they need to optimize strategy, strengthen shared governance, lead their institutions, and serve their constituents.

Lee returns to the higher education industry after 10 years as a professional services consultant in corporate, government contracting, and justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion (JDE&I) roles. His professional services portfolio includes business analysis and development, procurement, human resources, finance, organizational development, and change management. Previously, Lee worked in a variety of roles at Gallaudet University for 15 years. During that time, he served on the Presidential Campus Climate Team. In addition, he served for many years on the American Speech Language Hearing Association’s Multicultural Issues Board (MIB), which was responsible for developing policy and trainings for cultural and linguistic competence in service delivery. Most recently, Lee was a JDE&I consultant providing continuing education training to Washington, DC, health license professionals.

Professional Credentials

Lee holds an MS from Gallaudet University and a BA from the University of Connecticut, and he completed an Executive Leadership Certificate Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence–Speech Language Pathology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Lee has co-authored a textbook and book chapters and authored professional practice articles and policy briefs.