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    Ventura College Foundation Adds Two Board Members

    Ventura, Calif.—The Ventura College Foundation Board of Directors approved two new board members at its June 26 meeting. The new members are Stephen Kipp and Nuris Dante.

    Kipp, president and CEO of Kipp Financial Group before retiring last year, previously served on the foundation board. His firm was the prior investment management advisor for the Ventura College Foundation’s scholarship endowment funds before joining the board.

    Kipp also was an adjunct professor at Ventura College for 10 years, teaching night classes in financial education. “Teaching gave me an appreciation of students who are motivated to excel in school to further their careers and succeed at life. Many students must balance school, work and family so it’s a constant struggle,” said Kipp. “I’m once again honored to serve on the foundation board and help these committed students pursue their college and life goals.”

    Dante is principal/owner of SC Lending Group based in Oxnard. “Many kids are on the fence about whether to go to college. As a board member, I want to show them how education can make a difference in their lives,” sans Dante. “Getting a solid education was very important to me. I started in a community college before transferring to UCLA and then to USC’s MBA program. Community colleges provide a doable path to a four-year university. The Ventura College Foundation with its tuition-free Promise program provides students, their families and the community great benefits now and in the future.”

    “The years of financial expertise and work/life experiences that Stephen and Nuris bring to the board will be a tremendous asset to the foundation,” says Rob van Nieuwburg, Ventura College Foundation board chair. “We are very pleased to have Stephen returning to the board and look forward to both Stephen and Nuris’ financial insights and their input to help our students thrive.”

    Nuris Dante
    Stephen Kipp











    Established in 1983, the Ventura College Foundation provides financial support to the students and the programs of Ventura College to facilitate student success and grow the impact and legacy of Ventura College as a vital community asset. The Foundation also hosts the Ventura College Foundation Marketplace; an outdoor shopping experience held every weekend on the Ventura College campus east parking lot. For more information, contact Julie Harvey at (805) 289-6502 or [email protected] or visit

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