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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.

“I am honored to serve the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities as chair of the board of directors,” Phipps said. “I look forward to working with the CCCU’s talented administrative leadership and member campuses to strategically advance the cause of Christian higher education.”

As chair of the board, one of Phipps’ immediate priorities will be leading a search process for a new president of the CCCU. Current President Paul Corts recently announced his intent to retire in June 2012, and Phipps and a four-member search committee are charged with selecting the new president.

About President Kim Phipps
Kim S. Phipps was named the eighth president of Messiah College in December 2004. As president, Phipps is the chief executive officer of Messiah College. Phipps represents Messiah’s commitment to servant leadership and civic engagement by serving in leadership roles on a variety of local, regional and national boards, including the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Keystone Human Services, Pennsylvania Campus Compact (president), the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg (president-elect) and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP).

Phipps holds a Ph.D. in communication studies from Kent State University. Prior to being named president, she was Messiah College provost.

About the CCCU
The Council for Christian College & Universities is a higher education association of 184 intentionally Christ-centered institutions around the world. The 111 member campuses in North America are fully-accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities with curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. In addition, 73 affiliate campuses from 25 countries are part of the CCCU. The council’s mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help its institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.

About Messiah College
Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts sciences, enrolls more than 2,900 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg. A satellite campus affiliated with Temple University is located in Philadelphia.

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One Response to “Messiah College President Kim Phipps named chair of the board of directors of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities”

  1. Rita Scarborough Says:

    Congratulations to President Phipps. May the Lord bless you with understanding and wisdom in your new position as the President of CCCU!

    Rita Scarborough
    Parent of Rachel Scarborough ’14


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