MCC President selected for prestigious Rural Community Leaders Fellowship 


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MOHAVE COUNTY – Mohave Community College is pleased to announce President Dr. Stacy Klippenstein has been selected for the Rural Community Leaders (RCL) Fellowship program at West Texas A&M University.  

The RCL Fellowship program organizers at West Texas A&M stated that Dr. Klippenstein’s selection is a testament to his dedication and leadership in the field of rural community colleges.  

Dr. Klippenstein expressed his gratitude and honor at being selected for the program, stating, “This opportunity will allow me to share my rural community college experiences with the faculty and doctoral students at West Texas and assist in research focused on rural issues and leadership development.” 

RCL is part of the educational leadership doctoral program at the University’s College of Education and Social Sciences, which recognizes and celebrates exceptional rural leaders with proven dedication and effectiveness in the field. 

Mohave Community College is proud of Dr. Klippenstein’s achievements and excited for the contributions he will make to the program, while continuing to provide excellent leadership and guidance at MCC, said MCC Executive Director of Communications James Jarman.  As a fellow, Dr. Klippenstein will be part of an RCL summit April 25-26 and then offer guidance on research for faculty and doctoral students in a remote format.  

The RCL Fellowship provides an opportunity for Dr. Klippenstein to pass on his wisdom and experience to the next generation of rural leaders in education. Fellows will participate in a summit where they respond to a national rural research agenda with six focal areas of health and wellness, partnerships and community relationships, spatial and educational equity, teacher and leader preparation, recruitment and retention, college and career pathways, and policy and funding. 

Dr. Klippenstein will be joined by other exceptional leaders in education from around the country who comprise the inaugural cohort. The 2023 summit is set for April 25 and 26 at West Texas A&M. As a fellow, Dr. Klippenstein will also offer guidance on research for faculty and doctoral students.