Rosealee M. Lee is an instructor in the Supervisory Management and Meeting and Event Management programs. She has served DCTC students for five years in adjunct and full-time faculty positions, taking an active role in the Meeting and Event Management program, with its Hospitality and Casino emphases.
Rosealee has led nonprofit and for-profit organizations in the education and service arenas for more than three decades. Having earned the coveted distinction of Certified Association Executive , she has served both as a leader and trainer in the areas of corporate leadership, volunteer and employee management, membership recruitment and retention, marketing, public relations negotiation, and communication.
She has planned meetings, events and trade shows domestically and internationally, developing and facilitating corporate strategic and long-term planning initiatives and focus groups.
A founder and board member of the ARDEL group, a meeting management corporation, and ConveneMachine, an online convention tools corporation, she is also a partner in Global Success, a training and consultation company.
The winner of numerous awards throughout her career, Rosealee believes that her current award (or reward) is the growth and strength of DCTC’s hospitality program and the success of the program’s alumni.
She serves as chair of the Minnesota Chapter Meeting Professionals International Student Task Force and as a member of the Minnesota Chapter MPI Membership Committee. She is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Professional Convention Management Association, the Meeting Professionals International, the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, the Minnesota Society of Association Executives and the American Society of Travel Agents.
Rosealee has delivered more than 30 podium presentations in North America and Europe and published papers in the areas of association, convention and business management.
Regarding her teaching philosophy, Rosealee believes that learning never ends. In the classroom she applies the knowledge of curriculum and her experience, combining it with student experiences while adding humor to season.
She personalizes education in real ways students can take home and put to use immediately. She mentors students and champions their dreams. Following graduation, Rosealee’s students continue as part of a growing network of hospitality professionals dedicated to sharing resources and ideas.
“Working with students is the best part of my job as a DCTC instructor,” says Rosealee. “It is an honor to be a part of each student’s journey. Mentoring is its own reward and the relationships that form at DCTC are just one of the many benefits.
When not in the classroom, Rosealee enjoys reading, sewing and playing bridge—often in Arizona where she spends much of her free time.
- Rosealee M. Lee