Late, Late Lunch with...

Late, Late Lunch with...

Late, Late Lunch with...

We've changed the rules. No more Brown Bags. Now, we provide the lunch.

Our ongoing series of Brown Bags has become a series of Late, Late Lunches. Meet with prominent people in government or government-related jobs--many of whom are alumni--and learn what they wish they knew when they started their careers.


...Governor Jim Florio


 Governor Jim Florio with Rowan Institute Students

RIPPAC welcomed Governor Jim Florio back to campus for the final Late, Late Lunch of the Spring Semester. Sharing insights from his long career, Gov. Florio discussed the upcoming elections, his own triumphs and disappointments in governing, and the direction the United States is taking.


 Governor Jim Florio at Rowan Institute event


...Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson

 Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson with Rowan Students, Dr. Ben Dworkin, and Steve Weinstein


Asm. Daniel R. Benson came to campus courtesy of RIPPAC. Impressed with the questions on policy Rowan's students asked, he shared his thoughts on a wide range of topics including the upcoming elections, his work and education, and the students' interests. 

Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson speaking to Rowan    Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson during his discussion with Rowan students



...Jennifer Holdsworth

 Jennifer Holdsworth speaks to Rowan students

RIPPAC welcomed Jennifer Holdsworth ’03, one of the nation’s leading Democratic political strategists, back to campus to discuss how politics really works and what she knows now that she wishes she knew when she was starting out. Jennifer, the first female two-time President of Rowan's SGA, answered questions about what it's like to be a woman working in politics.

 Jennifer Holdworth speaks to students   Jennifer Holdsworth Takes a Question   Jennifer Holdsworth with students



 Brown Bags

Senator Troy Singleton speaking to Rowan Students


Senator Troy Singleton, Rowan '05, discusses his career path with Rowan students.

Senator Troy Singleton has devoted his life to public service in government, political, and policy posts at all levels. His rapid rise to the highest levels of management in the New Jersey Legislature and as an elected official is a testament to his widely praised talent for assessing, developing, and implementing legislative responses to major public policy challenges.

  Senator Troy Singleton with Rowan Students   Troy Singleton   Troy Singleton with Rowan Students



Steve Ayscue discusses thinking on your feet

The Improv of Politics: Making Tactical and Message Decisions on a Moment's Notice

On Friday, October 19, 2018, Steve Ayscue, Checkmate Advisors, one of the state's top political and media consultants, came to campus to speak to students about the importance of being able to deal with the unexpected. The training exercise drove home to students the importance of thinking on your feet.



Steve Sweeney at Brown Bag event



Brown Bag Event with Hon. Steve Sweeney

In a packed classroom on April 6, 2018, the Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship (RIPPAC) hosted New Jersey state Senate President Steve Sweeney for an off-the-record discussion of politics in the Garden State.  

These kinds of exclusive events are for current Rowan students only.