Founded on a cold January day in 1851, Ripon College has a vibrant history and a host of notable alumni. In its 161-year existence, Ripon has had only 12 presidents to-date - an impressive track-record for an institution of such age.
On Saturday, September 29th, 2012 the college on the hill will inaugurate its next leader - number thirteen - into this most-distinguished role as president of Ripon College. With a formal ceremony set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, students, faculty, trustees, alumni and community members will formally welcome and install Dr. Zach P. Messitte as the college’s new leader.
As has become tradition on the Ripon College campus, a week of festivities to celebrate the inaguration will take place starting Monday (tomorrow morning). With a variety of themed-days throughout the week, the celebration will highlight many of the fine attributes of a liberal arts institution such as Ripon. Be sure to check the following website for a full listing of scheduled events.
Throughout the week, I’ll capture and highlight several aspects of the exciting week on campus and share them on this site. If you are able, please join us at some point during the week to welcome Dr. Messitte and his family to the Ripon College community!