Michelle Lee was named NC State's Senior Woman Administrator and the Associate Athletic Director in July 2009 after serving in those two positions on an interim basis for 14 months. Lee was hired as the Director of Compliance in July 2002, and was promoted to Assistant AD for Compliance in July 2007.
Lee's primary area of responsibility is the supervision of multiple sports programs and their head coaches. She participates on various ACC and departmental committees and has responsibilities in long-range planning and scheduling, policy and procedure development and implementation, and budgeting. Specifically, Lee has administrative oversight for women's basketball, softball, volleyball and men's and women's swimming and diving programs. She also serves on the Intercollegiate Athletics Cabinet. In addition, Lee chaired the Department of Athletics in the year-long Strategic Planning Process during 2010-2011.
In her role as the senior women's administrator, Lee is responsible for the department's compliance with Title IX and gender-equity issues. Other responsibilities include administrator for Reynolds Coliseum and the liaison with the ACC office regarding Olympic sport issues.
Lee currently serves as chair of the ACC Constitution and Bylaws Committee as well as chair of the ACC Swimming & Diving Committee. She recently completed a four-year term with the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship Committee. She chaired the NCAA committee during the 2010-2011 season. Previously, Lee has served on various ACC committees including the Equity Committee, Finance Committee and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Prior to coming to NC State, Lee served as a compliance assistant at East Carolina from May 2000 to July 2002.
Michelle also has an extensive background in tae kwon do. She earned gold medals at the 1994 and '95 Olympic Festivals, and was a silver medalist at the 1995 World Tae Kwon Do Championships held in Manilla, Phillippines. She has obtained a fourth degree black belt, and has trained and lived at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
Lee earned her bachelor degree in exercise science and sport studies from UNC Greensboro in 1998, and then went on to receive a masters degree in athletic and physical education administration from East Carolina in 2001.
Michelle and Michael Lee were married in September of 2001, and the couple currently resides in Raleigh.