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Campus & Community Involvement

Campus & Community Involvement

President Phipps is an active, visible leader of Messiah University. She intentionally builds relationships with students, employees, parents, alumni, and community friends, and is a passionate advocate for Messiah University and its community of students, employees, and alumni.

President Phipps is well connected to Messiah students: they look forward to events at her residence, Orchard Hill, and hang out with her at Pizza with the Prez events in the residence halls. She engages with the Messiah community on social media, and can often be seen in the stands at athletic events; in the audience at theatre performances, concerts, lectures, and chapels; or at local restaurants engaging with students.

President Kim Phipps’ personal involvement in the local community through her board service, along with the thousands of hours Messiah students spend in service in the greater Harrisburg region has positioned Messiah University as a socially-conscious, leading institution of higher education in central Pennsylvania.

Photo collage of President Phipps with faculty and students
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Campus Compact New York and Pennsylvania (CCNYPA), 2006–2010, 2017-Present
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Susquehanna Art Museum, 2016-present
  • Member Emeritus, Board of Directors, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, 2008-2018
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, 2012-2017
  • Member, Board of Directors, Keystone Human Services, 2008-2017
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), 2012-2017
  • Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, 2013-2017
  • Member, Board of Directors, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania
  • (AICUP), 2015-2017
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, 2005-2016
  • Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC), 2014-2016
  • Member, Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Executive Committee, 2007-2009, 2014-2016
  • Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, 2013-2014
  • President, Board of Directors of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, 2010-2013
  • Chair, Board of Directors of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, 2011-2013
  • President, Board of Directors of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, 2010-2013
  • Member, Board of Directors, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, 2008 to 2012
  • President, Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Campus Compact, 2010-2012
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, 2009-2011
  • Member, Board of Directors, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania
  • (AICUP), 2008-2011
  • Member, Board of Directors of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, 2006-2010
  • Chair, Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Executive Committee, 2009-2010
  • Member, Board of Directors of the United Way of the Capital Region, 2006-2009
  • Member, Steering Committee of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities National Faculty Development Project, 2000-2002

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