Current Ripon News

Messitte in Journal Sentinel

Ripon College President Zach Messitte had an opinion piece appear in the February 6, 2014 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Messitte’s piece, “College’s Rising Returns,” addresses the real value of a college education as well as the real costs. “A four-year degree is worth the money,” writes Messitte, “because there is a basic return on investment. Sure, college may… Continue reading

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President Messitte Wins Radio Honor

It isn’t often that a college president is recognized for his work as a radio host and interviewer, but Ripon College President Zach Messitte received just such an honor last month at the Public Radio News Directors annual awards banquet in Cleveland. At the event, hosted by NPR’s Scott Simon, Messitte won second place in the News/Public Affairs Program category… Continue reading

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Messitte in Metro: Graduates Need to Collaborate

In a recent article published by the online publication Metro Ripon College President Zach Messitte was asked to provide his input on the top things college graduates will need to take with them into the professional world. Messitte, just concluding his first year as Ripon’s president, discussed the value of group projects and understanding teammates and co-workers of every variety.… Continue reading

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Audio: Telephone Town Hall at Ripon College

For those who were unable to join the conversation on Wednesday, April 10, you can listen to the Ripon College Telephone Town Hall with President Zach Messitte below, or you can download the mp3 using this link: Town Hall mp3 (Right Click and select “Save Link As…” to download the file) Ripon College Spring 2013 Telephone Town Hall by Riponcollege… Continue reading

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Messitte to Host Telephone Town Hall

Ripon College President Zach Messitte will host a Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. CDT. During the Town Hall event, he will share his vision for Ripon, discuss the Imagine Tomorrow campaign and answer questions from alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the College. Callers will have the opportunity to share their thoughts about Ripon… Continue reading

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Messitte Reflects on a Busy Start

Ripon College President Zach Messitte sat down with the Ripon Commonwealth Press to discuss his first six months guiding the College. “[I’ve] met just hundreds of people, students, faculty, staff, alumni, people in the community,” he told the Commonwealth Press, “so I’ve really tried my best to get out and talk to people, listen, ask questions, and try and get… Continue reading

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