Young Alumni

Meet the Young Alumni Chair

"When I look back on my time at IC -- on the amazing student organizations I was able to be a part of, on the things I learned in the classroom, on the strong relationships I built there -- I can see how those experiences translated into grad school and into my job. The doors that opened at IC and opportunities I had shape who I am today, and a lot of that is due to the philanthropy and the resources provided by previous generations of IC alumni. That is a huge reason why I am involved with the Young Alumni Committee and why I give back each year."

-Chris Lee '10, IC Annual Fund Young Alumni Chair


Chris Lee earned his bachelor's degree from Ithaca College in sport management in 2010. While at IC, Chris was a student trustee, a president's host, and a member of the Senior Class Gift Committee, Ithacappella, and the Student Government Association. Immediately following his graduation, he went on to earn his master's degree in industrial labor relations, with a concentration in human resources, from Cornell University in 2012.

Chris has been an active member of the Ithaca College Annual Fund Young Alumni Committee for the last two years and was named chair in June 2014. Chris believes strongly in the power of philanthropy and the effect of alumni giving on students' lives. One of his goals as chair of this committee -- and as a loyal donor to the college -- is not only to maintain the quality of the IC experience for future generations of students, but also to improve it.

Chris currently works for Dell as an HR business partner in the company's HR Leadership Development Program. He and his wife, Alicia Marchant Lee '10, reside in Austin, Texas.