Christopher Lipp of Prairie Village and Robin Stubenhofer of Kansas City have joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. Their nominations were approved Aug. 18 by the MCC Board of Trustees.
Jessica Ramirez, MCC associate vice chancellor of advancement, is excited to welcome Lipp and Stubenhofer. “Their high level of expertise in their respective fields brings a wealth of knowledge that will enrich the make-up of the board and the work we do to support the institution,” says Ramirez.
Their board terms runs through June 30, 2018.
Lipp is system director, cardiac and vascular services, for St. Luke’s Health System. He is responsible for developing, leading and directing the strategic direction and market share growth for the service line across the health system.
Lipp received a bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Jamestown in North Dakota. His area of nursing care expertise is cardiovascular care and liver/kidney transplant. He earned his master’s in health service administration from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Lipp has been in his position at St. Luke’s for the past two years and previously was the service line director for cardiovascular services with Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis.
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve on the MCC Foundation Board.,” says Lipp. “MCC plays a vital role in the future of Kansas City as the largest provider of post secondary education in the area. MCC directly impacts the cities’ continued economic growth and development, and each of MCC student individually. Being able to support MCC as a Foundation Board Member is very meaningful endevour.”
Lipp is an active member of the KU master’s in health service administration program, currently on the curriculum review committee. Lipp also serves on the Greater Kansas City Area American Heart Association board of directors and the Mid-America Heart and Lung Surgeons board.
Stubenhofer is vice president of engineering at Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, which manages and operates the Department of Energy’s National Security Campus. Stubenhofer is responsible for a variety of advanced technologies, including manufacturing and engineering support for mechanical and electrical products, laboratory support, telemetry and test equipment. She also helps direct research and development efforts along with developing new products and processes and a variety of work for other government agencies.
Prior to this position, Stubenhofer served as vice president, operations and acting director of the company’s New Mexico operations.
“I am excited to join the MCC Foundation Board and begin to learn new ways to help the greater Kansas City area and advance the future of students. My long term interests in STEM and the growth of technology based employees is a great match with this board,” says Stubenhofer.
Stubenhofer was recently awarded the 2014 Women Who Mean Business Award and the Central Exchange’s Groundbreaker Award for her significant contributions to the STEM community. She is an active supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and FIRST Robotics and is a member of the KC STEM Alliance.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Mexico and an MBA from Avila University.
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These additions bring the total number of board members to 26. The MCC Foundation, established in 1976, raises money to support student scholarships and special campus initiatives across the MCC district.