Baruch College Chief of Staff Kenya Nyota Lee Named to City & State’s “Responsible 100” List
December 14, 2021
City & State named Kenya Nyota Lee, who serves as Chief of Staff at Baruch College, as among The Responsible 100 for its 8th annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awards.
The Responsible 100 represents “New York’s most outstanding citizens who are thought leaders and influencers who are setting standards of excellence, dedication and leadership in improving their communities and making transformative change.”
Lee, who was recognized in the education category joins a distinguished group of peers on the Responsible 100 list including Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO, Partnership for New York City; Vijay Dandapani, President and CEO, Hotel Association of New York City; Carley Graham Garcia, Head of External Affairs, New York, Amazon; and Kenneth E. Raske, President and CEO, Greater New York Hospital Association. See full Responsible 100 list here.
“It is quite an honor to be acknowledged by City & State and to be named among so many inspiring leaders and change makers in their fields,” says Lee. “These are unique and demanding times for higher education, yet despite the challenges I am privileged to hold a position that assists in advancing the critical mission of public higher education and to work with talented individuals committed to develop strategies to overcome barriers and facilitate student success.”
Experienced Leader in Higher Education Administration
For 20 years, Lee has worked in the field of higher education administration. As Chief of Staff, she plays an integral role in the execution of Baruch College President S. David Wu’s vision, overseeing strategic initiatives and projects.
Lee is an advocate for a culture of engagement, leadership development, and diversity, equity and inclusion. From 2018-2021, she held the role of New York City Regional Coordinator for the New York State ACE Women’s Network, and is currently the Baruch College institutional representative for the network. At Baruch, she was the co-founder of the Baruch College Women’s Leadership Initiative and is now chair of its planning committee.
Lee holds a BA in English from The City University of New York Queens College and a MSEd in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Organizational Leadership Studies at Northeastern University. Lee’s research reflects her advocacy of women higher education administrators advancing to senior leadership roles.
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