Ming-Tung “Mike” Lee serves as the Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer for California State University, Sacramento. Under his direction, Administration and Business Affairs is managing $290 million dollars in capital improvement projects that focus on optimizing student-learning environments.
Dr. Lee has more than twenty-five years of experience in higher education and in executive level management. Most recently, Dr. Lee served as Sacramento State’s interim provost for thirteen months where he successfully designed and launched the ‘Finish in Four’ graduation initiative, aimed to enable students to take 30 units per year, tracking them for a timely graduation. In just the first year of implementation, the number of freshman taking 15 units per semester rose by nearly 400%.
Prior to his appointment as interim provost, Dr. Lee forged great success as the Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer since 2010. In this role, he directed the completion of the campus Capital Master Plan with a key focus on sustainability and visionary growth of the University.
Dr. Lee also held various positions as professor; faculty senator; chair of the Department of Management in the College of Business Administration; special assistant to the President for planning; associate vice president and dean for Academic Programs; and vice provost of Academic Affairs.
Currently, Dr. Lee serves as the executive committee chair of the California State University Risk Management Authority (CSURMA), which provides insurance coverage for the CSU system. Dr. Lee was the recipient of the 2016 Chang-Lin Tien Leadership in Education award and served as the CSU, Chief Administrators and Business Officers (CABO) chair.
Dr. Lee was selected as an American Council Education Fellow in 2001 and has completed various leadership programs: The Harvard Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) and Leadership Development Program for Higher Education (LDPHE).