Lippert has 24 years of experience in non-profit leadership, spending the past nine years as chief operating officer at the AIMS Educational Foundation in Fresno. Throughout his career he has worked extensively with budgeting and financial management as well as managing operations, information systems and personnel. In his new role Lippert will oversee the university business office and budget process as well the offices of the controller and human resources.
"I am impressed by Robert's appreciation of both the mission of Fresno Pacific University and his understanding of the pragmatic side of the non-profit world. His collaborative nature and his dedication to transparency are right in line with our goals and practices," said Pete C. Menjares, Ph.D., President of FPU. "Robert knows this community well and whole-heartedly supports our Christian values."
Before joining the AIMS Foundation, Lippert was executive director of the Fresno Philharmonic, director of operations for the Center for Dance Education at the Boston Ballet and senior project manager at TRW in Redondo Beach. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
As part of his extensive community involvement, Lippert has served on the boards of directors of the Rotary Club of Fresno, San Joaquin Memorial High School and the Fresno Alternative Sentencing Program; co-chaired both the Fresno Coalition for Arts, Science and History and the Arts to Zoo Coalition; and been a member of the St. Paul Newman Center Stewardship Committee and Pastoral Council.