Northeast Community College has selected Amanda Nipp as its new vice president of student services.
Nipp, who currently serves as the College’s dean of enrollment management, will assume the new position on July 18.
“We are pleased Amanda Nipp will be expanding her role in the Student Services Division,” said Dr. Michael Chipps, Northeast president. “Amanda has demonstrated exceptional leadership at Northeast. She has excellent skillsets to accomplish the goals set by the institution’s five-year strategic plan, Vision 2020, has demonstrated outstanding ability to work across division lines and has a rich understanding of the Northeast culture. These and many other factors make Amanda an excellent choice for the position.”
Nipp, of Wausa, will succeed Dr. Karen Severson, who is retiring after 26 years with Northeast Community College. She said she it is a privilege to succeed Severson.
“Dr. Severson has served as my mentor for the past several years and it is an honor to have been selected to succeed her as vice president of student services," Nipp said. "I look forward to building upon the legacy that she has left in Student Services at Northeast. Two of Northeast’s Vision 2020 strategic goals focus on increasing student success and student access, and the staff in the Student Services division will have a huge role to play in moving the College forward in these two areas.”
Nipp said she is eager to get started in her new role at the College.
“Northeast Community College continues to be identified as one of the top rural community colleges in the nation, and it is a privilege to join the leadership team of such an innovative institution that is focused on regional and student success.”
Nipp, originally from Bloomfield, holds a Bachelor Arts in Communication from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a Master of Science in Higher Education from the University of Kansas. She has over 15 years of experience in higher education; she began her career in the Student Intervention, TRiO Student Support Services Program offices at Chadron State College.
She has worked at Northeast Community College for the last six years, serving in positions including director of early entry (dual credit) programs and director of enrollment management.