Chipps completes service on HLC Board of Trustees

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by jamesc  7/7/2017 12:24:02 PM -- 

CHICAGO – Dr. Michael Chipps has completed his service to an organization that accredits over 1,000 post-secondary educational institutions in 19 states from Arizona to West Virginia.

Chipps, president of Northeast Community College, participated in his last Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Board of Trustees meeting in Chicago recently. He is stepping down from his position on the board to concentrate on major initiatives at Northeast.

The 18-member Board of Trustees takes action and validates decisions made or recommended by decision making bodies within the commission, such as with new or continuing institutional accreditation, institutions placed on probation and requests for change of institutional control.

Chipps was first appointed to the HLC Board of Trustees in September 2011, serving the standard four-year term, as well as an additional two-years. He was also a member of the HLC Executive Committee.

Since 1994, Chipps has served as an international higher education consultant for over 60 colleges and universities and served as a team chair for accreditation visits for distinguished organizations such as the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Commission for Academic, Student, and Community Development in Washington, D.C., and with the Institutional Actions Council for HLC. He also served as Education Council Co-Chair for the Nebraska Information Technology Commission’s Education Council and for the AACC/ACCT (Association of Community College Trustees) Joint Commission on Federal Relations. 

Chipps has served for a number of years on national and international boards. In 2010, he was elected to the AAAC Board of Directors; and was elected two-years later as the American representative for the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics Board of Directors, based in Ontario, Canada. In 2015, he was appointed to serve on the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Academic Honor Society’s President’s Advisory Council that same year. PTK is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,285 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, eight sovereign nations and U.S. territorial possessions.

Chipps also serves on a number of local and regional boards, including the Nebraska Advanced Manufacturing Coalition and Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce, among others.



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