Mrs. Nippert is the Executive Director of The Budd Center: Engaging Communities in Education at Southern Methodist University where she is co-founder of its keystone project, The School Zone.
In addition to her work with the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Mrs. Nippert has more than thirty years of experience in a variety of community development settings including the practice of architecture and micro-lending. She serves on a number of boards in the Dallas area including the Mayor’s Star Council, Union Coffee and Incarnation House. She also served as board president for Unity of Dallas.
She graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in architecture and is married to Jim Nippert. Together they are the parents of five wonderful young men and women of whom they are insanely proud.