Campus & Community Involvement
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 has 2,400 (and growing) Facebook friends and can be seen in the stands at athletic events, in the audience at theatre performances, concerts, lectures, and chapels, and serving pancakes to weary students during finals week.
President Phipps is a passionate advocate for Messiah College and its community of students, employees, and alumni. She represents Messiah on a number of local and national boards.
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 area has positioned Messiah College as a socially-conscious, leading institution of higher education in central Pennsylvania.
Pictured: President Kim Phipps and Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Maestro Stuart Malina before "Elijah," the April 2014 inaugural performance of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra in Messiah's Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. The symphony was accompanied by Messiah College choral ensembles—the Messiah College Concert Choir, the Messiah College Choral Arts Society and the ensemble-in-residence, Susquehanna Chorale.