Founded in 1934, Lee College is a comprehensive public two-year community college situated on a 37-acre campus in Baytown, Texas, 30 miles east of Houston on Galveston Bay. Enrollment is approximately 11,000 full-time credit (FTE) students per year. Lee College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and earns state support through a student contact hour formula authorized by the Texas Legislature. Local support comes from property taxes. The Lee College District is contiguous with the Baytown Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District (GCCISD) boundaries. The college service area includes portion of Northeast Harris County, Liberty and Chambers Counties.
The Baytown campus consists of 32 buildings with 81 classrooms and 43 laboratories and is complimented by lighted tennis courts; a gymnasium with racquetball courts and a heated swimming pool; as well as a recently renovated library with more than 100,000 volumes. In addition to traditional academic and technical/applied sciences course offerings, Lee College provides a comprehensive community education program with more that 200 classes each semester through the Adult Basic Education program, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Business and Industrial Development program, the Leisure Learning program and Senior Adult program.
Lee College also operates at several off-campus sites-Lee College at San Jacinto Mall, a regional shopping center; and Lee College at regional high schools – Liberty, Crosby, Hardin, Huffman, and Anahuac. In addition, the Huntsville Center/Lee College (HC/LC) at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), located about 100 miles northwest of Baytown, has been in operation for 28 years. This prison-based program is the largest program of its kind in the United States and enrolls approximately 1,400 students per semester.
Lee College seeks to create an atmosphere in which student may develop their career potential, leadership qualities, intellects, talents, and skills. The College is committed to the personal growth of its students as well as to the socio-economic development of the communities it serves. Likewise, Lee College provides an environment in which its faculty, staff and administrators can participate in college governance and professional development activities. The College is committed to offering competitive salaries and full range of benefits for faculty and staff.
A comprehensive Wellness Program has been established for employees, which includes a professionally staffed, fully equipped fitness center. Day care is available adjacent to the college campus and provides flexible, extended hours for employees and students.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all prospective employees to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States before an offer of employment can be extended.
Position assignments of all Lee College District employees are subject to the regulations and procedures as set forth in Board Policy. Prior to the first day of employment for faculty and administrative employees, an official transcript of all college work completed must be on file with the Lee College Personnel Office. All technical/applied sciences applicants must provide verification of employment as well as any licenses and/or certificates required for the position. These will be kept in the Lee College Personnel Office. All information on the application may be verified and references checked. Lee College will conduct criminal record checks on all security-sensitive positions.
Lee College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, which encourages applications from, qualifies females, minority groups, veterans, and disables individuals. It is the policy of Lee College to fully comply with the equal opportunity provisions of all applicable regulations and not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of gender, disability, race, color, age, religion, national origin or veteran status in areas such as recruitment, selections, training, promotion demotion, layoffs, terminations, rates of pay, or any other forms of compensation or benefits.