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Leadership changes coming to Alice Lloyd College in 2022

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 5:27 PM EDT
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PIPPA PASSES, Ky. (WYMT) - Alice Lloyd College will have a new leader in August 2022.

Current President Joe Stepp will transition to the role of chancellor. The Board of Trustees for the college has named Executive Vice President Jim Stepp to take his place.

”We’ve had the same President for 22 years and he’s done a wonderful job for us,” said Mike Duncan, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “He’s built up the endowment, our enrollment, look at our campus all the buildings going on. But, things are changing.”

The current leader first came to Pippa Passes in 1983 and has served in many roles at the college before being appointed to the top position in 1999.

Jim Stepp has been with the college for 37 years and has been an executive vice president for 22 of them.

”When we look at Alice Lloyd College, the schools been here about a hundred years,” said Jim. “And we don’t need to recreate a vision for the school. The vision is set.”

During President Stepp’s time in the role, the college’s endowment has increased by nearly $47 million and the facility is consistently ranked as one of Forbes Magazine’s top colleges in the nation for financial fitness.

“Joe Stepp has served Alice Lloyd College and our region admirably in his tenure as president,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Mike Duncan. “His strong leadership has advanced our capacity to provide high-quality educational opportunities to Appalachian students. Executive Vice President Jim Stepp has been instrumental in the success of the college and is an excellent choice to be our next president. He and Joe will continue to work closely together to help carry out the mission of ALC.”

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