Shirley Pippins

Shirley Robinson Pippins

President at Victory University

Location:
255 N. Highland St., Memphis, Tennessee, United States
HQ Phone:
(901) 320-9700

General Information

Experience

Senior Vice President for Programs and Services - American Council on Education

President - Suffolk County Community College

Senior Vice President - Council on Education for Public Health

President - Thomas Nelson Community College

Academic Specialist - United States Information Agency

Education

Harvard University's Institute for Educational Management

Harvard's Institute for Educational Management

Ed.D.

bachelor's degreeUniversity of Illinois

doctorateColumbia University

doctorateTeachers College

master's degreeManhattanville College

master's degreesUniversity of Illinois

memberUniversity of Illinois

Affiliations

Board Member - National Writing Project

Board Member - Higher Education Resource Services

Board of Trustees Member - Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Chair of Audit and Finance Committee - American Association of Community Colleges

Member of the Board of Trustees - Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center

Member of the Board of Trustees - Mercy College

Board Member - Peninsula Board

Board Member - Kaleidoscope Leadership Institute

Co-Chair for the Innovate Long Island Education Committee - Long Island Association Inc

Recent News  

Advancing Women Leaders in Higher Education - HERS

Shirley Pippins, Vice Chair
President, Victory University Former President, Suffolk County Community College A native of East Chicago, Indiana, Dr. Pippins is President of Victory University. Prior to joining Victory University, Dr. Pippins served as the Senior Vice President of Programs and Services for the American Council on Education (ACE) in Washington, D.C. In this role she led a division that included the Center for Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity; the Office of Women in Higher Education; and the Center for Lifelong Learning. Earlier in her career, Dr. Pippins served as the President of Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) for five years, the largest community college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Dr. Pippins was the first woman, and the first African-American, to lead the college in its history. Prior to her association with SCCC, she was the President of Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. Dr. Pippins earned her doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia University and has completed studies at Harvard University's Institute for Educational Management.

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Kaleidoscope Leadership Institute

Dr. Shirley Robinson Pippins, Ed.D.
A native of East Chicago, Indiana, Dr. Shirley Pippins, recently completed a six month leave of absence from the board of the Council for Adult and Experiential Education (CAEL) to serve as a consultant, assisting the organization in bringing its resources to colleges and universities around the country. CAEL is a non-profit that links learning and work through a commitment to helping adult learners succeed as a result of prior learning assessment, education and training. Before joining CAEL, Dr. Pippins served as the President of Victory University, an accredited Christian liberal arts institution in Memphis, Tennessee. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President of Programs and Services for the American Council on Education (ACE) in Washington, D.C. In this role she led a division that included the Center for Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity; the Office of Women in Higher Education; The Spectrum Initiative; Center for Lifelong Learning; Corporate Programs; Military Programs; and the GED® Testing Service. Earlier in her career, Dr. Pippins served as the President of Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) for five years. Suffolk County Community College is the largest community college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Dr. Pippins was the first woman, and the first African-American, to lead the college in its history. Prior to her association with SCCC, she was the President of Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia for eight years. Dr. Pippins was also a Vice President and Dean of Adult and Continuing Education at Westchester Community College. She previously served as director of Westchester Community College's corporate education program. Dr. Pippins earned her doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia University and has completed studies at Harvard University's Institute for Educational Management. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, where she graduated as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society. She holds master's degrees from the University of Illinois and from Manhattanville College in New York. Dr. Pippins has more than 25 years of leadership, management, consulting, teaching and faculty development experience. She has worked in both the public and private sectors. During 1991, she served the U.S. Information Agency in South Africa as an Academic Specialist, assisting educators in exploring alternative models of higher education, including community colleges. Dr. Pippins has participated in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) and also served on the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) Commission on International/Intercultural Services and the Guidance and Admission Assembly Council of the national organization, the College Board. Dr. Pippins has three grown children.

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Advancing Women Leaders in Higher Education - HERS

Shirley Pippins, Vice Chair
President, Victory University Former President, Suffolk County Community College A native of East Chicago, Indiana, Dr. Pippins is President of Victory University. Prior to joining Victory University, Dr. Pippins served as the Senior Vice President of Programs and Services for the American Council on Education (ACE) in Washington, D.C. In this role she led a division that included the Center for Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity; the Office of Women in Higher Education; and the Center for Lifelong Learning. Earlier in her career, Dr. Pippins served as the President of Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) for five years, the largest community college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Dr. Pippins was the first woman, and the first African-American, to lead the college in its history. Prior to her association with SCCC, she was the President of Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. Dr. Pippins earned her doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia University and has completed studies at Harvard University's Institute for Educational Management.

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