Statement from Dr. Dean Lee on reassignment

JONESBORO (ASU) – In response to multiple media interview requests, Dr. Dean Lee has issued the following statement regarding a move from Arkansas State University's Director of Athletics' position to Associate Vice Chancellor for University Advancement:

"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have served as ASU's Director of Athletics these past 10 years.  It has been an honor to be associated with the tremendous growth this program has enjoyed, which is a great testament to all our outstanding coaches, staff and student-athletes who have committed themselves to excellence.  There is no doubt that Arkansas State Athletics has a very bright future.

"This was a very special time in my family's life.  We joined the program as Indians and became Red Wolves.  My wonderful experiences as Director of Athletics at Arkansas State University and the friendships developed will stay with me a lifetime."