힘든 지도자 생활 와중에도 주경야독하던 끝에 2000년, 용인대학교 교수로 임용됨. 선수에서 지도자 그리고 교수로서 현장의 경험을 바탕으로 후학들을 양성함. 기획처장 등 다양한 직위를 거치며 학교 운영과 행정을 익힘. 국회의원으로서 정치 및 입법 활동에 전념하기 위해 12년(2000-2013년) 동안 재직한 용인대학교 교수직 사임함
대한민국 최초의 여성 스포츠행정가
‘ 태릉선수촌 최초의 여성 수장 ’
‘ 박수 받고 떠난 촌장 ’
‘ IOC 2006 Women & Sport Trophy for Asia ’
IOC홈페이지 내 여성과 스포츠 트로피 수상자 소개 자료
TROPHY FOR ASIA
From competition to running a training centre The winner for Asia, Elisa Lee, has distinguished herself in her country, Korea, as an athlete, then a coach and now a sports leader. At the age of 10, the girl who would later be nicknamed “the Ping Pong Queen” saw her life changed for ever after discovering a 2.7-gram table tennis ball, which immediately captivated her. During 35 years, Elisa Lee and these balls won numerous medals. Elisa Lee continued her sports career as coach of the women’s Olympic team for the Games from 1984 to 2004. She was also involved in setting up the Korean Women’s Sports Association (WSA) in 1981. Armed with a PhD, in 2002 she began a sports administration career as Director of the Korean Physical Education Association for Girls and Women. No longer wishing to limit herself to training women and table tennis, in March 2005 Elisa Lee took full charge of Korean highperformance sport, becoming the first female Chief of the NOC’s Athletes Training Centre since its creation in 1966.