AANAPISI Grant Director Welcome

The College is pleased to announce, not only about our excitement regarding the Five-Year Title III, AANAPISI grant, but also about the hiring of the director for that role. Chitpasong Bello has accepted the position of Director, AANAPISI Program and will begin on November 1, 2021. 

Chitpasong Bello, or affectionately known as Chippi, has more than 25 years of higher education experiences in the private and public sectors as well as community colleges and four-year institutions. She was previously an Associate Dean of Financial Aid at Clark College. Before coming to Clark, Chippi worked almost 20 years at Clackamas Community College (CCC) serving in various positions including Director of Financial Aid and Operations Manager. She has also served as a Federal Program Manager at Brigham Young University-Hawaii (BYU-H) Campus. In addition to her administrative roles, Chippi is an adjunct professor at various institutions.

In her leadership capacity, she has played a significant role in the growth and expansion of numerous programs. She expanded the scholarship opportunities at CCC, created the One-Stop and Call Center, increased enrollment using the Strategic Enrollment Management approach, created a Financial Aid Outreach Strategic Plan, diversified the college workforce through intentional hiring, and coordinated with fellow institutional leaders to implement a college-wide new technology system (i.e., Datatel and PeopleSoft), Academic Plan, Guided Pathways, and a Social Equity Plan. She was also a Project Manager for the FIPSE Grant at CCC. Recently, she helped develop and launch an effective Emergency Grant program that included the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds.

Please join us in welcoming Chitpasong Bello to SCC!

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