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Kent Phillippe

Vice President for Research & Student Success


Kent Phillippe serves as the vice president, research & student success where he oversees the association research efforts of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

These responsibilities include overseeing association surveys, data collection and analysis, and providing formatted data to both internal and external audiences. In addition, he oversees the association’s efforts on the Voluntary Framework of Accountability and the data tool development for the Achieving the Dream initiative. He joined the AACC staff in 1994.

Phillippe serves on many national research advisory boards, including technical review panels that oversee Federal Postsecondary data collection for IPEDS, NPSAS, BPS, and B&B. He serves as the staff liaison for the Commission on Research, Technology, and Emerging trends, as well as liaison for two AACC affiliated councils: the Council for Study of Community Colleges, and the National Community College Council for Research and Planning.

Phillippe earned a master’s degree in clinical and family counseling from Southern Methodist University, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hamline University, and earned doctoral credits in the child and family clinical psychology program at Michigan State University.