Department of Political Science {College of Liberal & Creative Arts}

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David Lee


David E. Lee


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Office Hours: By Appointment Only

* This Instructor can be reached at these numbers only during their schedule office hours; voicemail will not be checked. Please contact via e-mail if after office hours.

David E. Lee is Executive Director of Chinese American Voters Education Committee (CAVEC), a private, non-profit civic education and research organization dedicated to increasing Asian American civic participation. He was appointed to the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission by Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2005. Commissioner Lee has been active on several boards including the California First Amendment Coalition, KQED Public Broadcasting, Wells Fargo Community Advisory Board, New America Media and the San Francisco Lee Federal Credit Union. In 2011, Commissioner Lee was elected chairman of the United States Census Bureau CIC Steering Committee.  Commissioner Lee has a BA from Hamilton College and a MA in Political Science from SFSU. Commissioner Lee is the recipient of fellowships to Harvard Kennedy School's Senior Executives In State and Local Government Program, Harvard Business School's Strategic Perspectives for Non-profit Leaders Program and Stanford Business School's Executive Program For Non-profit Leaders Program. In 2002, he received the San Francisco Foundation Community Leadership Award. David's other recognitions for public service include the Wallace A. Gerbode Foundation Fellowship and the David Jenkins Award for Community Service.

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