FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2022
Regents name Daniel Shipp as 10th President of Pittsburg State University
(Pittsburg, Kan.) – The Kansas Board of Regents met in Pittsburg today and voted to name Dr. Daniel Shipp as the 10th President of Pittsburg State University.
“The Regents are thrilled to announce that Dr. Daniel Shipp will serve as the next president of Pittsburg State,” said KBOR Chair Cheryl Harrison-Lee. “Dr. Shipp has a proven track record of developing and implementing successful enrollment initiatives, including efforts to remove barriers to access for underrepresented students. He also brings extensive experience in helping students succeed in their academic careers and after graduation.”
“I am excited to join the Pittsburg State family and take on the role of President at this wonderful institution,” said Dr. Shipp. “I’m eager to meet the members of Gorilla Nation and work alongside them to serve students, the city of Pittsburg and all of southeast Kansas. I would also like to congratulate President Scott for his leadership and numerous contributions to the university, which have created a remarkable and enduring legacy.”
Dr. Shipp is the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Associate to the Chancellor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Executive Vice President and Provost of the University of Nebraska System.
Dr. Shipp brings a blend of educational and administrative experience with a history of leading transformational change. He has worked on initiatives to grow enrollment and drive student success for undergraduate, graduate and professional students. He has led numerous initiatives to remove access barriers for underserved students and introduce new services to help students succeed personally, academically and professionally.
Dr. Shipp also possesses extensive experience building partnerships to benefit students and drive economic growth. In addition, he has led many successful capital improvement projects throughout his career.
Prior to starting his current role, Dr. Shipp served as Vice Chancellor for Student Success at the University of Nebraska Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Before that, he was Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, and Dean of Students at University of Nebraska Omaha.
Dr. Shipp earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Nebraska Lincoln, his master’s from University of Nebraska Omaha and his doctorate from University of the Pacific.
The Regents chose Dr. Shipp after a committee-led search to identify the next president of Pittsburg State. The search process began after current President Steve Scott announced last year that he would retire in June 2022.
“On behalf of the Board, I thank President Scott for his years of service and outstanding leadership at Pittsburg State,” said Chair Harrison-Lee. “I’d also like to thank Search Committee Chair Rick Webb and the members of the committee who dedicated their expertise and energy to supporting the Board in this search.”
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About the Kansas Board of Regents
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, high school equivalency, and career and technical education programs. Private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions are authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to operate in Kansas.
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