Edgar Lee, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Southern Arkansas University, has been reappointed Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe to serve another five-year term on the SAU Board.
Lee, of Chidester, Ark., was appointed for his first term in 2009. He is an alum of SAU and a team leader at Raytheon Missile Corporation.
“Mr. Lee has been an excellent Board member. His reappointment to the Board provides a continuity of leadership that is very valuable to the University,” said SAU President Dr. David Rankin.
Lee was born in in Magnolia and graduated from Waldo High School in 1980. He earned a B.B.A. in Business at SAU in 1984. He was an all-state basketball player for three years at Waldo and played for Coach Monroe Ingram at SAU.
He served three years in the United States Army before being employed by Brown and Williamson, where he was awarded territory sales manager of the year. He had responsibility for southwest Arkansas for 10 years prior to starting at Raytheon.
He is married to Gloretta Lee and they are the proud parents of two sons, Ethan and Evyn Lee. He is an alderman for the city of Chidester and he and his family attend the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.