Felix Rippy is a JD/MBA Professor of Business and Technology at Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana. After attaining a JD and an MBA from IU’s prestigious Kelley School of Business, he received a graduate certificate in public and nonprofit affairs at the O’Neill School of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He has also successfully secured a position as a graduate student research assistant and recently, he assisted Muncie Community Schools with a 12 point plan to raise money to help address their approximately $10 million debt. Now, the Muncie Schools have been taken over by Ball State University as part of a bold experiment to help struggling school districts.
As a credentialed teacher of mediators with Austin Texas Mediators, he trained others to handle general mediation as well as advanced family law mediation. No stranger to teaching, Felix has recently taken up a position to teach students as part of the Tech Stars competition at Ivy Tech in Muncie, Indiana. He has also taken forensic computer security classes at Ivy Tech.
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.
Over and above this, Felix led the Prepared for Environmental Change initiative as part of IU Grand Challenges research program and he currently trains 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.