Dick Lipe, now in his 39th year as Bentley’s Sports Information Director and his 43rd overall at the university, graduated from Bentley in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.
His duties include coordinating all sports publicity and public relations for the athletic department, which includes 23 varsity sports.
A past president of the ECAC Sports Information Directors Association, Lipe, 59, was a college division representative on the Board of Directors of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for three years. He has served on the NCAA Communications Committee and is a past chair of the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Committee, which he has served on since 1979. Lipe also served as the Information Director for the Northeast-10 from 1980-98, and for the Eastern Football Conference from 1997-2000.
In October 1993, Lipe was honored with induction into the Bentley Athletic Hall of Fame. Three years later, he was named a recipient of the Lester Jordan Award, presented by CoSIDA for his contributions to the Academic All-America® program. In August 2000, he was presented with the Elmore Hudgens Sports Information Award by the All-America Football Foundation.
In 2002, Lipe was inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame, and presented with the Warren Berg Award by CoSIDA and the Irving Marsh Award by ECAC-SIDA, both for excellence in sports information. In addition, the Northeast-10 presented the longtime Bentley SID with the inaugural Dick Lipe Media Award. In 2006, Lipe was one of the inaugural inductees into the Northeast-10 Hall of Fame. In March 2010, he received the Jack Grinold Media/SID Award from MasterSports, a regional organization that promotes college football. Lipe also received the Pete Nevins award in February 2015 from the Metropolitan New York Football Writers.
A native of Latham, N.Y., Lipe resides in Waltham with his wife, Rosanne. They have one adult son, Brian, and one grandson.