President Jim Stepp
Dr. James O. Stepp was appointed President of Alice Lloyd College in October 2021. Dr. Stepp previously served as Executive Vice President of Alice Lloyd College for seven years. During his tenure, the college has realized record financial support and capacity enrollment. As head of Institutional Advancement, President Stepp has overseen the implementation and maintenance of multiple new projects on the Purpose Road that have contributed to the college’s consistently high national rankings and stellar reputation in the higher education community.
Dr. Stepp has a Doctorate of Education and Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as well as a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Eastern Kentucky University. With the skill and knowledge he brings to the office, Dr. Stepp has overseen the development of the college’s Entrepreneurial Program (2013) and Strategic Growth Program (2015). Over the course of his career, he has helped raise over $80 million for scholarships, buildings, and endowment, as well as securing the largest grant in the college’s history from an individual in 2015.
When he came to Caney Creek, he only planned to stay for one year to complete an internship, but God had other plans! Dr. Stepp is now in his 34th year of service at ALC, having worked in nearly every department at the college. He has served as Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Student Services, Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball coach for ten years, Director of Counseling, and Director of Student Development.
President Stepp, however, would tell you that his greatest achievement is his family, including his wife Tracey and his children Jenilee and Travis (Danielle). He also has two grandchildren, River and Macy. Dr. Stepp has been a deacon in the Caney First Baptist Church since 1987 and a member of the Gideons since 1990. He also currently serves as a committee member for the East Kentucky Tourism Initiative.
With humility and dedication to the mission of the school, Dr. Stepp regards his time at Alice Lloyd College as part of a higher calling: “It has been a great honor and privilege to be a part of the greatest story ever told in higher education.”
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