Richard Lee touched many lives in powerful and positive ways during his career in higher education. The 9th 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'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 Scholarship has helped Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Athletes from all over the world fulfill their dreams of competing for UW-Whitewater. The proceeds from the Richard C Lee Memorial Golf Outing has stretched to athletes from South Dakota, California and even as far away as Germany. This golf outing and the RCL Scholarship is providing opportunities for athletes with disabilities to pursue their degree as a student-athlete at UW-Whitewater.
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Location: Koshkonong Mounds Country Club
Fee: $80 includes green fees, golf cart, dinner, door prizes, and great fun!
Registration: 9:00 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 10:30 a.m.
Continuing Education Services
UW-Whitewater, Continuing Education Services
Roseman Bldg. Rm. 2005
800 West Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190