Academic Advising Programs

Kaitlyn Baumgartner Lee

Assistant Vice President for Student Success Initiatives and University Advising

Born and raised in Chico, Kaitlyn graduated from Sonoma State University in 2006 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration. 

  • Student Outreach & Recruitment, coordinating the student tour program and participated in the Summer Orientation Program.

Kaitlyn earned her M.A. in Education in 2012 with an emphasis in Curriculum & Instruction from CSU, Chico.

  • Thesis: What Advisors’ Need to Know: Perceptions of Underserved Populations’ Needs in Professional Allies 

In 2018 she obtained her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of California, Davis.

  • Dissertation: The Role of Advising in the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025

Kaitlyn currently serves on the Enrollment Management Leadership Team, WASC Accreditation Steering Committee, and is a Graduation Initiative Advisory member.

  • Interim University Registrar
  • Interim Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Services
    • Chair of CARES Act Taskforce
Portrait of Kaitlyn Baumgartner Lee