Lee McChesney Chosen as the New Director of Development

Lee McChesney, Director of Development

Lee McChesney Chosen as the New Director of Development

Napierra Alexander
Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:00 AM
Press Releases, Community, All, Employees

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -  Cleveland State Community College has added an individual to the Advancement team that has years of experience supporting and leading the Bradley County community.  Lee McChesney started his role as the Director of Development in August of this year. In his role, he will provide leadership for developing and implementing fundraising programs, including major gifts and planned giving.

McChesney’s background stems from holding many leadership positions with the YMCA. He has held several titles with the YMCA from Program Director, to District Vice President, and Executive Director.  In his role, McChesney has raised and managed millions of dollars for the company while implementing strategies for local marketing, community relations, and partnerships with local businesses.

“Lee McChesney has served families in the community for many years as a leader in the YMCA organization, and we are excited to bring him to Cleveland State Community College as the Director of Development,” stated John Squires, Executive Director of Advancement and Planning at CSCC. “Lee's experience and knowledge will make him an asset to the college as it continues to offer high-quality education and training programs, impacting lives throughout the region.”

McChesney graduated from Emory and Henry College in Emory, VA with a Bachelors in Health and Physical Education. Over the years, he’s grown active within the community, being a member of the Cleveland Rotary Club and Cleveland Bradley Chamber of Commerce Board. In his free time, he volunteers at the Cleveland Empty Stocking Fund and attends First Presbyterian Church. 

“I am excited to be part of the Cleveland State Community College family and look forward to working with the Advancement Department,” stated McChesney. “As the Director of Development I will be focused on major gifts, planned giving and fundraising programs.”

For more information on Cleveland State Community College, visit the website at
clevelandstatecc.edu or email clscc_info@clevelandstatecc.edu. If you are interested in applying,
visit mycs.cc/applynow. Students are currently enrolled online and on-campus through the CSCC
main campus in Cleveland, Tennessee, as well as CSCC’s Athens Center in Athens, Tennessee
and Monroe County Center in Vonore, Tennessee.

CSCC earned the Tennessee Board of Regent’s 2019 College of The Year. CSCC directly serves
Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk Counties in Tennessee. The College System of
Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 27
colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving more than 140,000 students.


Partners & Initiatives

  • Cleveland Bradley Business Incubator
  • America's SBDC Tennesseey
  • Your Skills. Your Future.
  • OneSource
  • Cleveland State Sustainability Initiative
  • TBR The College System of Tennessee
  • TN eCampus
  • Tennessee Transfer Pathway