Shemeka S. Phipps Ed.D., Selected as Member of Learning Communities Association

Shemeka S. Phipps Ed.D., Residential Life Coordinator for Student Housing and Residential Life, was recently selected to serve as an At-Large Council Member for the Learning Communities Association (LCA) for a three-year term.

As an At-Large Council Member, Dr. Phipps will be responsible for identifying and addressing the needs of learning community practitioners in a variety of roles, assisting with revenue generation/fundraising ideas, and helping to identify future leaders within the association.

When asked about being selected as a member, Dr. Phipps said, “It is an honor and privilege to serve in this capacity. I am excited about the opportunity to serve, lead, and network with other professionals in the field. Serving as an At-Large Council member will provide a space for me to share my experiences and knowledge to contribute to student success on a broader scale.”

About Learning Communities Association (LCA)

The mission of the Learning Communities Association is to foster college student learning, success, and development through the production and dissemination of knowledge that informs learning community theories, policies, practices, programs, and professional development enacted by higher education faculty, staff, and administrators.

The Learning Communities Association is committed to advancing college student learning, success, and development through networking, advocacy, research, and professional development within learning communities' theory and practice.

About Dr. Phipps

Before arriving at the University of Houston, Dr. Phipps worked at the University of Alabama (UA) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama as a Community Director for Housing and Residential Communities.

In May of 2020, Dr. Phipps received her Ed.D. in Professional Leadership at the University of Houston.

Dr. Phipps has received multiple awards and recognition for her work and volunteer services. She is the recipient of the Coordinator of the Year Award, Golden Paw Award, Crimson Legacy Award, Outstanding Master's Student in Family Studies Award, Dr. E. Ann Bailey Top Dawg Award, Dr. Ed Granpre Community Builder Award, and Outstanding Leadership Service Award.

She is also a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) and an active member of National Council for Family Relations (NCFR). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Educational Psychology with a minor in Leadership Studies from Mississippi State University and went on to the University of Alabama for a Master of Science degree in Human Environmental Sciences with a specialization in Human Development and Family Studies.

The entire SHRL department congratulates Dr. Phipps on this accomplishment.