An Oregonian by choice, Albert Lee is on his second return to the state and is currently the Dean for Business and Computing at the Sylvania Campus of Portland Community College. Prior to working for the college across two decades, Albert has run his own business, worked in public, private, and non-profit sectors at organizations, including: One Plum Design, the American Bar Association, General Electric, and the US Army. Born in South Korea, he is both a first-generation immigrant via his mother and a seventh or eighth generation American via his father.
A first-generation college and law school graduate with a multi-ethnic background, who has experienced homelessness, domestic violence, and a working-class upbringing, he broadly shares the perspectives and struggles that many in our community have faced, while also experiencing the joys and positive interactions with many great individuals and organizations throughout life. The totality of his life experience has led him to be civic-minded and
He is a volunteer and active member of several organizations and committees, devoting 10 to 20 hours of volunteer time weekly with organizations including: the c3 Board of APANO, TriMet’s Transit Equity Advisory Committee, the City of Portland’s Citizen Review Committee, the Executive Board of the Giving Tree NW, Health Care for All Oregon, the NAACP, Korean American Coalition of Oregon, the Democratic Party of Oregon, Portland DSA, and others.
Albert trains his attention on organizations focused on supporting and building up the entire community, both in Portland and throughout the state. Everyone should contribute to the success of the community. Supporting our neighbors makes for a better environment for all, a better Portland, and a better Oregon.