Lisa Chipps enters her eighth year working in the Creighton Athletic Department as an Assistant Academic Coordinator. In her position, Chipps helps monitor the progress and study habits of Creighton student-athletes, which combined for a 3.30 GPA in 2002.
Chipps came to Creighton after working for the state of Nebraska as a Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Specialist. While doing so she managed a caseload consisting of 40-60 clients, where she provided job placement assistance to clients via job leads, consultation and direct placement.
Chipps is no stranger to the Bluejay Athletic Department, having worked as a department secretary for eight months in 1999 and spending four months as part of the Student Athlete Support Center in 1998. She also worked in the Creighton Counseling Center as a Practicum Student in 2000 and a Graduate Assistant for three months. She was also a student-athlete at CU, running cross country one year and as a member of the rowing team for three seasons.
Chipps earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Creighton in 1997. She then earned her Master of Science degree in Counseling and College Student Personnel Services in May of 2000. In the process, she earned the Superior Scholastic Achievement Award while graduating with a 4.0 GPA.
Chipps remains active in the community as a guest reader and playground attendant at Fontenelle Elementary School in Omaha.
Her husband, Dan, is head coach of CU’s crew team. The couple has two children, Matthew, born in April, 2002 and Allison, born in August of 2007.