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Dan Shipp to Become Assoc Vice Chancellor at U of NE Omaha

May 31, 2012

Dr. Dan Shipp has announced his resignation as Associate Vice President for Student Life at Pacific to become the senior student affairs officer at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, effective August 1.

Dan was hired six years ago to oversee Pacific recreation and fitness, student leadership and involvement, and the interior design of the DeRosa Center. Under his leadership, Pacific Rec has tripled the number of participants in its Tiger X classes and doubled the number of students who participate in RecSports (intramural sports leagues and tournaments). Club sports added crew for men and women, women's volleyball, men's rugby and men's lacrosse. Student clubs and organizations have doubled in number, with a group organized for virtually any student hobby or interest. An integrated marketing and promotion strategy for events on campus now includes Weekends at Pacific  e-newsletter (with a readership of 1,255), and video promotion via Prowl TV, Facebook, You Tube, and Twitter. New Student Orientation and Family Programs have expanded and the Ambassador Program was further developed. A Parent Board and Parent Newsletter have also been developed under Dan's leadership.

In the last two years, Dan has overseen student leadership development programs. During that time, two innovative programs have brought Pacific national attention and national awards, M.O.V.E and the One Word Project. Dan has proven skills in supervision and coaching and mentorship of students, as well as strong teaching evaluations in Pacific Seminar and the Heybourne Academy. Dan has been particularly adept at supporting students to find purpose and to build capacity through research and experiential learning associated with the initiatives that he has led. Dan will be remembered at Pacific for his results-oriented work, innovative thinking, his visible and enthusiastic investment in student learning, and his collaborative partnerships with faculty and staff across all three campuses.