Lee Robertson (’50, ’57) began his professional career at WKU in 1960 as Director of Alumni Affairs and Placement Services. The placement office became a separate department in 1971, but Robertson remained as alumni director until 1985, when he retired and went to work in the private sector in Florida. But Robertson soon returned from Florida and served as Director of the WKU-Glasgow Campus, followed by a six-year stint as Men’s Golf Coach. Robertson now serves as Special Assistant to the Vice President for Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement, where his longtime association with WKU allows him to continue his support and promotion of the University.
In August 2002, Robertson received the first Spirit of Western Award, which recognizes an individual who represents enthusiasm for Western, loyalty to the institution and principles of the WKU experience and its motto “The Spirit Makes the Master.” In 2005, he was named to WKU’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni, and in 2013 the WKU Alumni Association named one of two ballrooms in the new Augenstein Alumni Center in his honor. He and his wife, “Mama Joyce,” (Joyce Bennett Robertson, ’65) are a beloved part of the WKU family.
Lifetime Member of the WKU Alumni Association.