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Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR

Chief Human Resources Officer For A Community College And A State University

Prior to coming to the VCCS, Chris served as the chief human resources officer for a community college and a state university in the University System of Georgia and a Bates College in Maine. Chris has managed more than 20 presidential search processes with colleges and universities.

He is a former question writer for the PHR and SPHR examinations administered by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). His areas of expertise are staffing, training, and performance management—or, in his words, “finding, developing, and managing talent in organizations.” He is the author of numerous human resources related articles and three books, including Performance Conversations: An Alternative to Appraisals and Search Committees: A Comprehensive Guide to Successful Faculty, Staff, and Administrative Searches. He has recently completed his fourth book, tentatively titled, Performance Questions: 30 Minutes, 7 Answers, Unlimited Results.

He has presented at conferences and consulted with clients in the US, Canada, Australia, and South Africa on HR-related topics. He holds a master’s degree in HR management, a doctor of philosophy degree in HR development, and he is certified as a senior professional in human resources.