May 23, 2013

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Remembering Richard Lee

Richard Lee touched many lives in powerful and positive ways during his career in higher education. The 4th Annual Richard C. Lee Memorial Golf Classic will both celebrate and carry on his passion for helping others.

Richard began his career at UW-Whitewater in 1981 in the department of Special Education. He was named the Assistant Dean for Continuing Education and Outreach in 1989. He served as the Dean of Graduate Studies, Continuing Education and Summer Session from 1994- 2003. During that time he was responsible for the oversight of the Graduate School, Continuing Education Services, Summer Session, Winterim, Credit Outreach, the LEARN Center, and Research and Sponsored Programs. He was also an active member of the UW-Extension Continuing Education Extension Committee.

Richard also assumed leadership roles at Cameron University and Emporia State University. At the time of his death in 2009, Richard was Vice Provost of Educational Outreach at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Richard Lee Scholarship

Richard Lee’s support of the UW-Whitewater Wheelchair Basketball team was well-known and rabid in every sense of the word. From his sponsorship of the assistant coaching staff, to his provision of funds for equipment, from his endless hours in the Roseman Gym shooting hoops with the players, to his travels to watch the team play, he distinguished himself as the team’s biggest fan and supporter. His rapport with the staff and players will remain a hallmark.

The Richard C. Lee Memorial Scholarship will be distributed annually to the UWWhitewater Wheelchair Basketball player who best exemplifies the characteristics that were Richard Lee: creativity, achievement, dedication, camaraderie, and humor–all things that make those around him or her better.

Make checks payable to:
UW-Whitewater Foundation

Golf Classic Information

Location: Koshkonong Mounds Country Club

Fee: $75 includes green fees, golf cart, dinner, door prizes, and great fun!

Registration: 11:30am

Shotgun Start: 12:30pm

For More Information

Ryan Callahan

UW-Whitewater, Continuing Education Services

Roseman Bldg. Rm. 2005

800 West Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190