A proud native of the oldest city on the Mississippi River (Natchez), Ethel Loraine Green Lee is a founding member of the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of the Jackson State University (JSU) National Alumni Association. She remains active and supportive on a financial, civic and professional level. She truly tries to exemplify “Thee I Love.” Her premier service to JSU came during her 1975-76 reign as Miss Jackson State University. Mrs. Lee is 1973 (valedictorian) graduate of North Natchez High School, a 1976 (valedictorian) graduate of Jackson State University (BA Speech Communications) and a 1978 (summa cum laude) graduate of The University of Texas at Austin (MA Journalism/Public Relations).
Her post-graduate studies/trainings have been in the fields of Corporate Spokesmanship, Effective Leadership, Process Management, Process of Change, Teambuilding, Total Quality Management, Emergency Management, Lean Six Sigma, and Community/Parental Involvement. Mrs. Lee is considered to be a seasoned communications and community relation professional with superior oral, written and interpersonal skills. She is a skilled tactician with the ability to work in unison with varied staff, corporate/civic/community leaders and volunteers, as well as a creative thinker who is able to interact multi-functionally with internal staff and external contacts.
Her more than 40 years of experience range from public education, higher education, and municipal government to health and transit planning. Most recently, Mrs. Lee completed six years of philanthropic service to America’s HBCUs as the College Planning and Partnership Manager at The Tom Joyner Foundation (TJF) as one of the TJF’s School of the Month partners for 2019. She is currently a consultant with TJF. In addition to her JSU Alumni involvement, she is a founding member and the current president of The Drifters-DFW chapter, a 40 year member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Dallas Alumnae), a 10+ year member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church (The Rock) Benevolence Ministry, the Dramatic Arts Ministry leader at The Rock, and a volunteer writer for numerous politicians.
The years have been kind to Mrs. Lee. She has been blessed to be honored by numerous organizations for her contributions to their efforts, including Women in Communications, the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (past DFW president, Jack and Jill of America (past president-DFW Chapter), and Dallas Independent School District (ISD). Those who know her understand her need to help move the needle toward progress and achievement for any groups or individuals with which she has partnered. Their failure is not an option if she is engaged.
Mrs. Lee and her husband of 40 years, Warren Lee, Jr. reside in Dallas, they are the proud parents of Warren Lee, III MD, in-laws of Christyn Mullen-Lee, PharmD and the new grandparents of Camille Loren Lee.