Mr. Lee concludes service as Chairman of the
New Jersey Council of County Colleges
JERSEY CITY, N.J. / November 10, 2014 — Bakari G. Lee, Esq.,
Vice Chairman of the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Board of Trustees,
was elected Vice Chair of the Association of Community College Trustees’ Board
of Directors at that organization’s Annual Leadership Congress last month in Chicago,
Illinois. This election also places Mr.
Lee in line to become national chair in two years. Last year, Mr. Lee was
elected to the Executive Committee in the office of Secretary-Treasurer.
1972, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is the nonprofit
educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500
elected and appointed trustees of community, technical, and junior colleges in
the United States and beyond. ACCT’s purpose is to strengthen the
capacity of community, technical, and junior colleges and to foster the
realization of their missions through effective board leadership at local,
state, and national levels.
Mr. Lee, a
partner with the law firm of McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC, was appointed
to the HCCC Board of Trustees in 2006. He was elected to the ACCT Board of
Directors and the office of Northeast Region Chair in 2011. Prior to that, he
served as Associate Member of the ACCT Governance and Bylaws Committee, and he
has served on several ad hoc
committees. In his role as Secretary-Treasurer, Mr. Lee also chaired ACCT’s
Finance and Audit Committee.
also currently serves as the Chairman of the New Jersey Council of County
Colleges (Council); however, he is concluding his third and final term as
Chairman this month. Prior to serving as Chairman, he chaired the Council’s
Legislative Committee. He will continue to serve as a Trustee Ambassador for
of Florida A&M University, Mr. Lee earned his Juris Doctorate from the
Rutgers University School of Law-Newark. He was admitted into the practice of
law in the State of New Jersey and the United States District County of New
Jersey in 2004, and in the State of New York in 2007.
joining McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC, Mr. Lee served as a law clerk
for the Honorable Darryl Dean Donohue of the Territorial Court of the Virgin
Islands - St. Croix Division. Mr. Lee was a Senior Business Analyst in the
Animal Health Division of Pfizer, supporting the Division’s business
development and strategic planning initiatives.
Mr. Lee is
a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., having previously served as President
of the Jersey City graduate chapter. Mr. Lee’s other community service
initiatives include his rites of passage program targeted at socio-economically
disadvantaged youth in Morristown, New Jersey; a mentorship program for
African-American middle school children in Newark, New Jersey; and a
scholarship program for high achieving African-American males in northern New
Jersey which currently counts students attending Rutgers University, Princeton
University, Harvard University, and Pennsylvania College of Technology among