Mr. Gill brings more than 25 years of private and public sector experience working with major corporate executives, law firm executive committees, hospital administrators, and college presidents. Lee Gill’s passionate belief is that no organization can afford not to harness the rainbow of demographic change for a competitive advantage. As he views it, “The Business Case for Diversity” is akin to the education process, “Learn it well and be rewarded. Fail to learn it and be left behind.”
Lee received his B.A. degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, and his Juris Doctor Degree in law from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL.
In March 2008, Mr. Gill was appointed as The University of Akron’s first Associate Vice President for Inclusion & Equity/Chief Diversity Officer. In that role, he directs outreach efforts to diverse populations of students, faculty, staff, and community members developing mentoring programs, workshops, and seminars that raise cultural awareness, expand cultural competencies, and bring about a greater understanding and valuing of differences in people.
On April 18, 2016, Mr. Gill was appointed as the Chief Diversity Officer at Clemson University.