Felix Rippy Teaches
Felix Rippy is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public affairs at the Indiana University-Purdue University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). He has also successfully secured a position as a graduate student research assistant and recently the Muncie Community Schools. He has a 12 point plan to raise money to help address their approximately $10 million debt.
As a credentialed teacher of mediators with Austin Texas Mediators, he trained others to handle general mediations as well as advanced family law mediations. No stranger to teaching, he has recently taken up a position to teach students as part of the Transition to Teach programs offered at IU. The one-year long programs are designed for learners with at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
Felix Rippy graduated from Harvard University in 1984 cum laude. He also holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School Law in 1998, and an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in 1992, where he was salutatorian.
He holds a bachelor’s in history from Harvard University and a Certificate in Public Management from the Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Management.
Leading for Change
Several faculty members, including Felix Rippy, are leading the Prepared for Environmental Change initiative as part of IU Grand Challenges research program. This initiative seeks to help Indiana’s farmers, businesses, and communities prepare for the effects of climate change. These include heavy spring flooding and hotter summers. As well as less noticeable effects, such as altered migratory patterns and the spread of such diseases as Lyme disease and the Zika virus.
The initiative will result in the creation of an Environmental Resilience Institute at the university to predict how these threats might impact the state and foster collaboration across multiple sectors to find solutions to the pressing challenges of environmental change.
In an effort to pass as much knowledge on as possible he also spent time training future CPAs in Indiana to utilize legal and business acumen to take the companies they are associated with public, as well as demonstrate ways to raise capital through private equity or venture capital raises.