Born in Metsmora, Illinois in 1934, Dr. Noel was the first in his extended family and farm community to attend college. It was this passion for education, combined with his entrepreneurial spirit, which ultimately led him to become one of America’s most recognized leaders on student retention and enrollment management for higher education.
After 13 years at American College Testing (ACT), Lee Noel, co-founded Noel-Levitz in 1984. Since its existence, the company has grown to 90 employees impacting more than 600 colleges and universities. Noel-Levitz is known as the premier college management consulting firm in the country.
Education, family, and community have been the common threads of support for Dr. Noel to grow Noel Levitz to a $16 million company in 18 years. His donations to the community include support of the United Way, Hospice, and various Christian organizations.