Austin Lee

Austin Lee

Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Advising and Development
MS, University of Southern California, Education (2004)
BA, Stanford University, History (2002)


Austin Lee is the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Advising and Development. UAR provides academic advising, programming, and support for students as they shape their Stanford education. In guiding students to engage with faculty and in supporting students’ personal and intellectual development, UAR encourages students to explore the full breadth and depth of their intellectual opportunities, to find their intellectual homes, and to discover a sense of belonging at Stanford.

Academic advisors for student-athletes are housed in the Athletic Academic Resource Center (AARC) and are the primary undergraduate advising contact for varsity student-athletes. AARC advisors are full-time, professional staff within Undergraduate Advising and Research who partner closely with colleagues across campus to provide a comprehensive network of support that promotes a student’s academic success and furthers his or her intellectual goals.

Austin graduated from Stanford in 2002 with a Bachelor's degree in History. He went on to earn a Master's degree in Education from the University of Southern California where he also served for three years as an Academic Counselor for varsity student-athletes. Later, Austin spent two years working in athletic administration at Harvard University before returning to Stanford in 2009. As an undergrad, Austin was a four year letter winner as a defensive lineman on the football team and played in the 2000 Rose Bowl. He went on to play briefly in the NFL for one season on the practice squad with the San Francisco 49ers.

Austin met his wife Ellen at Stanford and they have two children. Ellen (Estes) earned a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2002, was elected co-captain of 2002 NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship Team and is a two-time Olympic Medalist (2000 & 2004).

Sports: Football