University of Nebraska at Omaha Chancellor Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA, announced today that Vice Chancellor for Student Success Daniel Shipp, Ed.D., will step down from his role on Oct. 31 after nine years with the university. Shipp, who holds the same position with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will take on a new role at the institution.
“Vice Chancellor Shipp made a lasting impact on thousands of students after nearly a decade with the university and has helped our Maverick students navigate the COVID-19 pandemic through leadership and compassion,” Li said. “I wish him well in his professional journey as he continues to support student success at the Medical Center and ask that Mavericks join me in thanking Dan for his years of service to UNO.”
Shipp reflected on his time with UNO and thanked students, faculty, and staff for their years of support and collaboration.
“It is with mixed emotions that I am stepping away from my current leadership role at UNO into a new executive role at UNMC. I guess the good news is I won’t be far away, and I couldn’t be more confident that UNO’s best days are ahead,” Shipp said. “I’m excited for Dr. Li and our talented faculty and staff to continue the shared work of advancing and supporting student success in Omaha. Please know that I will be forever grateful to our students, staff, and faculty for having allowed me to serve this amazing living and learning community for the past nine years. Together, we accomplished a lot of good on behalf of our students.”
Shipp received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and holds a Master of Arts degree in recreation administration from UNO. He earned his Ed.D. in educational leadership and administration from the University of the Pacific. Prior to UNO, Shipp was the associate vice president of Student Life at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, where he was responsible for leading the campus effort to design and build a $40 million University Center. He also served as a senior staff member 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.
Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students for Student Success Cathy Pettid will assume responsibilities for the Student Success portion of Shipp’s duties, pending approval by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success Omar Correa will oversee enrollment management aspects.
A search for a full-time vice chancellor for student success is underway.
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