Dr. Shipp serves as the Vice Chancellor for Strategy and Associate to Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Prior to assuming his new post at UNMC, Dr. Shipp provided executive leadership to both UNO and UNMC as the Vice Chancellor for Student Success. Additionally, Dr. Shipp was also responsible for leading the educational redesign of the Walter Scott Jr., Scholarship Program—Nebraska’s premiere STEM-based academic honors program.
As a relentless champion of student success and community engagement, Dr. Shipp has been responsible for leading campus-wide strategic enrollment and completion planning initiatives that have yielded record levels of new student enrollments and graduation rates at UNO. In addition to his enrollment planning and management experience, Dr. Shipp has also established a national reputation as an innovative higher education leader that has been responsible for designing student educational and support programs, services, and facilities at three different universities. Specifically, he has been responsible for providing planning and project leadership to well over $200 million of capital projects over the past 20 years. Throughout his career, Dr. Shipp has also proven to be an effective community friend and fundraiser by raising funds for critical campus priorities such as capital projects, student scholarship programs, and educational initiatives.
Before returning to Nebraska in 2012, Dr. Shipp served as the Associate Vice President of Student Life at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. At Pacific, Dr. Shipp was responsible for leading the campus effort to design and build a $40 million University Center. He also provided leadership for the development of a series of award-winning student educational and success initiatives that led to significant gains in overall student retention and degree completion. Dr. Shipp was also a founding member of the Center for Social and Emotional Competence and served on the Center’s inaugural advisory board.
Prior to his work at Pacific, Dr. Shipp served as a senior Student Affairs leader at the University of Missouri where he provided project leadership to the design, development, and implementation of what is widely recognized as one of the nation’s finest wellness and recreation facilities, the $50 million Mizzou Student Recreation Complex.
Dr. Shipp received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and holds a Master of Arts degree in education from UNO. He earned his Ed.D in educational leadership and administration from the University of the Pacific. And lastly, Dr. Shipp is a graduate of Stanford University’s design thinking executive education program. Dr. Shipp’s academic areas of interest and study include leadership, social and emotional competency development, design thinking, collaboration, and resiliency.