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President Kim Phipps recognized with 2017 Courageous Leadership Award

January 11th, 2017

credo-award-ksp-photoPresident Kim Phipps has been recognized with Credos’s fourth annual Courageous Leadership Award. Presented on Jan. 5 during the Council for Independent Colleges (CIC) Presidents’ Institute, the Courageous Leadership Award is given annually to recognize an innovative leader in independent higher education. To qualify for the award, a college or university president must have served for at least five years in a leadership position at their current institution, and are selected for demonstrating:

  • Institutional growth across enrollment, fundraising and retention;
  • A proven track record of fostering collaborative relationships among individuals and teams within his/her institution;
  • Acknowledgement by peers as being an advocate and champion of higher education;
  • Articulation and execution of a clear vision for the future of his/her institution;
  • Proven innovation in operations, academics, net revenue, strategic planning, student success, or other critical areas; and
  • Strategic, game-changing planning for, and investments in, campus spaces and places.

“We could not think of a more deserving recipient for this award than President Kim Phipps,” said Tom Gavic, president of Credo, the strategic consulting firm for independent higher education that sponsors the award, during the award presentation. “Kim is such an engaged educator and leader, who has given so much to her students and to higher education.”

See the full release here.

 

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President Kim Phipps Receives Centennial Award from Kent State University

August 28th, 2014

President Kim Phipps has been named the 2014 recipient of The Centennial Award, the highest honor of Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies. This award honors alumni “who are nationally and internationally recognized for their preeminent contributions to their profession’s or life’s work as they relate to the field of communication, education, scholarship and community.” President Phipps earned her Ph.D. in communication studies from Kent State University. Read the rest of this entry »

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Messiah sponsors Race Against Racism in partnership with the YWCA

April 23rd, 2013

Messiah College is a silver sponsor of the Race Against Racism, a 5K run and walk around City Island, Harrisburg. The event raises funds to support the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg’s racial justice programs and initiatives.

Messiah College President Kim S. Phipps is immediate past president of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg.

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New president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities introduced by CCCU Board President and Messiah College President Kim Phipps

January 31st, 2013

On Jan. 30 Edward O. Blews Jr. was inaugurated as the new president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), an organization of which Messiah College is a member and President Kim Phipps leads the Board of Directors. President Phipps introduced Blews at a formal inauguration ceremony attended by CCCU presidents, government officials and civic leaders.

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President Kim Phipps chosen for Harrisburg Regional Chamber’s highest honor for professional women

October 11th, 2012

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC has selected Messiah College President Kim Phipps for its annual Athena Award, a recognition for local women leaders who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their profession, provide valuable service to the community, and assist women in reaching their full leadership potential.

Dr. Phipps will receive the award at a ceremony on Dec. 5.

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President Kim Phipps and alumna Amy Sherman `87 identified among “50 Women You Should Know,” according to Christianity Today

October 1st, 2012

Messiah College President Kim Phipps and alumna Amy Sherman `87 are among 50 Christian women profoundly shaping church and society, according to an Oct. 2012 Christianity Today cover story.

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Messiah President Kim Phipps honored for civic leadership by the Salvation Army

May 15th, 2012

The Salvation Army of the Harrisburg Capital City Region has named President Kim Phipps as its 2012 Salvation Army Civic Honoree. The Salvation Army will recognize President Phipps at a special dinner on Tuesday, May 15, where she will be honored by her colleagues and supporters from the regional business, nonprofit, civic and educational communities.  

The Salvation Army recently distributed a letter of tribute for President Phipps that read in part: “As an actively involved leader in our community, Dr. Phipps sets the example of service and social responsibility for thousands of Messiah College students and faculty members. We are pleased to honor Dr. Phipps at the 2012 Civic Event and to recognize our partnership with the entire Messiah College family in service to our community.”

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Messiah College President Kim Phipps named chair of the board of directors of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

February 17th, 2011

GRANTHAM, Pa. (Feb. 17, 2011) — Messiah College President Kim S. Phipps has been named chair of the board of directors of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of 184 institutions around the world. Phipps has been a member of the CCCU board of directors since 2005. In 2009 she became vice chair, and then, in January, was elected to a two-year term as president. Phipps is the first woman to chair the 14-member board. Three additional schools in Pennsylvania are members of the CCCU, including Eastern University, Geneva College and Waynesburg University. Read the rest of this entry »

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President Phipps recognized among 25 influential women in central Pennsylvania

March 29th, 2010

On May 10, President Kim Phipps will be officially recognized by Central Penn Business Journal as one of the 25 most influential women leaders in central Pennsylvania.  President Phipps was selected for her solid reputation based on experience, integrity and leadership and her proven track record of accomplishment.

Messiah alumnus Debra Pierson `89, president of Pierson Computing Connection, Inc., is also among the 25 honored women.

Both women will be featured in a May 14 supplement of Central Penn Business Journal.

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President Phipps pens column about the need for authentic conversation

January 13th, 2010

In an age when many young people rely on irony to offset the world’s inability to conduct authentic and civil conversation, it is more important than ever, says Messiah President Kim Phipps, for colleges and universities to counter such cynicism by “demonstrating an ability to listen, learn and proactively respond.”

Phipps writes, “Humble listening and bold truth-telling can lead to dramatic transformations” after citing the Biblical example of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman. The column appeared in the Fall 2009 issue of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

Phipps is vice chair of the board of directors of the CCCU.

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