A South Carolina native and first-generation German American, Vicki Klopsch earned her master’s degree in Organizational and Multicultural Communication from DePaul University (Chicago, IL). Her areas of expertise include organizational dynamics, strategic planning, program development, and assessment. Klopsch is committed to empowering others in engaging in their own growth and development, and to remain curious and involved members of society.
A high-achieving, compassionate leader, Klopsch worked with cultural institutions and social services before establishing her career in higher education. She currently serves as executive director of the Laspa Center for Leadership at Scripps College where she guides mission-driven programming to address the gender leadership gap and to empower emerging leaders.
Under her previous role as executive director of the career center at Scripps, Career Planning & Resources was twice recognized as a top 20 career center by The Princeton Review. Klopsch also led an overhaul of student employment at Scripps that incorporated new standards and wage classifications for on-campus student employment. Prior to joining Scripps, Klopsch managed a nationally recognized alumni mentoring program. She has presented on a variety of topics at conferences regionally and nationally.
Klopsch is an alumna of the Coro Women in Leadership program and earned a certificate in volunteer management from the Community Resource Network. She currently serves as a University Representative on the Board of Directors for PLEN and as a faculty member of the Career Services Institute. Klopsch lives in Southern California and actively volunteers in support of public education in her community.