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The President's Office

Shaping the mission and strategic plan of Pittsburg State University.
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Meet President Dan Shipp!

Dan is our tenth president of Pittsburg State University.

Explore his professional background, delve into his vision for the University, and understand how he, alongside his dedicated leadership team, is laser-focused on driving economic prosperity within the region.

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2023 Strategic Plan

Under President Shipp's visionary leadership, Pitt State has embarked on an ambitious strategic plan that lays the foundation for the University's future growth and success. This comprehensive roadmap focuses on enhancing the overall student experience, promoting diversity and inclusion, expanding research opportunities, and strengthening community partnerships.

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Pitt State Current Initiatives

This cutting-edge facility will accommodate an additional 120 Nursing students, enhancing our teaching capacity to train future healthcare professionals.

Investing in modern and well-maintained athletic facilities, hiring experienced and skilled coaches, and building a strong fan base to foster community support.

A new building for the Kelce College of Business will become the keystone anchor of downtown Pittsburg.

The 790-mile bike ride secured $7.6 million for student scholarships and experiences.

The Bryant Student Health Center partners with CHC SEK to expand the accepted insurance of students, services available, and streamline healthcare processes.

A one-stop shop for the advising and academic support of Pitt State students. They will be assisted from enrollment through graduation.

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Presidential Fellows

Presidential Fellows at Pitt State are exceptional student leaders entrusted with the responsibility of gauging the campus community's experiences, challenges, and pride points. Their primary role involves conducting surveys to understand student sentiments and identify areas for improvement. They also actively foster a sense of community by spearheading initiatives to boost student engagement, such as increasing attendance at athletics games. Furthermore, these Fellows gain valuable leadership skills through a dedicated course taught by President Dan Shipp, equipping them to be effective leaders within the campus and broader community.

Gorilla Talks with Dan

Dan showcases the remarkable research breakthroughs, student accomplishments, community outreach efforts, and University achievements.

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President's Office Staff

Dan Shipp

Dan Shipp

(620) 235-4100
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Jaime Dalton

Jaime Dalton

Executive Director of University Affairs
(620) 235-4103
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Tatum Ahring

Tatum Ahring

Assistant Director of University Affairs
(620) 235-4101
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Jamie Lynn Blum

Jamie Lynn Blum

Director of Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator
(620) 235-4189
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