Upstate News

January 31, 2000
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Binghamton City School Superintendent James E. Lee named to SUNY Upstate Medical University Council

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — James E. Lee, superintendent of the Binghamton City School District, has been appointed by New York Gov. George Pataki to the SUNY Upstate Medical University Council, formerly known as the Health Science Center Council. Lee will serve until June 30, 2004. He succeeds Barbara A. Wolfson, whose term has expired.

The Upstate Medical University Council is an advisory board to SUNY Upstate President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D.

Lee has served as superintendent of the Binghamton City School District since 1990. During his stewardship, the district has been recognized for exemplary student performance. Two schools in the district have been honored as National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence.

Lee also serves as director, vice chairman and corporation chairman of the board of United Health Services Hospitals Corp., and director and vice chair of United Health Services Inc. He is a former director of the NYPenn Health System and a former trustee of Broome Community College.

Lee earned his doctorate from Syracuse University, a master’s degree from SUNY Binghamton and a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego.

SUNY Upstate Medical University educates more than 1,100 students in its colleges of Medicine, Graduate Studies, Nursing and Health Professions. Its 350-bed University Hospital is the area’s only level one trauma center.

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