December 6, 2013



Office of the Chancellor, 657-2300
Aaron Clingingsmith, University Relations, 657-224


Dr. Stacy Klippenstein at the podium

MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Following a national search, MSUB Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr. Stacy Klippenstein will be the next President of Miles Community College.  Klippenstein assumes the role vacated earlier this year by former MCC President Stephani Hicswa.  Klippenstein will take over the reins at Miles Community College effective January 6, 2013.

A Yellowjacket through and through, Klippenstein earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from Eastern Montana College (Montana State University Billings) in 1990. He also attained a master’s degree in 1994 from Eastern Montana College with an emphasis in Student Affairs Administration.  Klippenstein completed his Education Doctorate (Higher Education Leadership) from Nova Southeastern University in 2007. Over the past 24 years, Dr. Klippenstein has worked at Eastern Montana College, Texas Tech University, Northern Arizona University, and Central Washington University.  Klippenstein met his wife, Carrie, as an undergrad at EMC.  They have two sons, Steven and Ty.


“Stacy has been a tremendous contributor to the success of MSU Billings and the Montana University System,” remarked MSU Billings Chancellor Rolf Groseth.  “He will be greatly missed at his Alma mater. I will personally miss his experience and advice in our deliberations on university-wide issues.  However, the community of Miles City and the students who attend MCC will be gaining someone who thoroughly knows Montana and two-year education.  As one of our great Alumnus, Stacy will always have a home at MSU Billings.”


Montana State University Billings will start a formal search for Klippenstein’s replacement during spring semester 2014.


PHOTO ABOVE: Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Stacy Klippenstein.