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Stacy Klippenstein

Associate Consultant

Stacy Klippenstein Stacy Klippenstein serves as an associate consultant for Ruffalo Noel Levitz and specializes in strategic occupancy planning for college and university housing programs, including residence life and housing program reviews along with housing facilities management. He also provides strategic enrollment management consulting, specializing in public two-year institutions.

Dr. Klippenstein currently serves as the president of Miles Community College (MT). Before assuming the position of president, he served as the vice chancellor for student affairs at Montana State University Billings, managing a division consisting of all enrollment services, auxiliaries, student health, career services, TRIO programs, athletics, alumni relations, and other student support services areas.

Prior to joining Montana State University Billings, Dr. Klippenstein served as an assistant vice president for student affairs and director of university housing and new student programs at Central Washington University, assistant director of residence life at Northern Arizona University, and a complex coordinator at Texas Tech University. During his career, he has gained knowledge in college and university housing programs, both large and small, residence life philosophies, increasing retention and developing strategic enrollment plans. During his time at Central Washington University, Dr. Klippenstein was able to increase on-campus housing occupancy and supervise more than $17 million in renovations. He also participated in creating retention plans leading to an 8 percent increase in that area.

Dr. Klippenstein has been involved in international student enrollment and implementing new MOUs (Memorandums of Understanding) with foreign universities in China.

Associations and education

Dr. Klippenstein has been involved in ACUHO-I and NASPA at the regional and national levels, including serving as faculty and multiple training institutes. During his years in housing, Dr. Klippenstein served as the chair of the Academic Initiatives Committee for ACUHO-I and was chair of the 2007 National Living Learning Communities Conference. In 2006 he was president-elect for NWACUHO and recently was the chair of the 2013 NASPA Western Region Conference Planning Committee.

Dr. Klippenstein received his doctorate degree in higher education leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a master's degree in education from Montana State University Billings.

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