Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

We’re changing the rules!  No more Brown Bags!  We’ll provide the food!

Join us at RIPPAC’s inaugural

“Late, Late, Lunch” with Jennifer Holdsworth, Rowan ’03!

Jennifer Holdsworth, Rowan Class of '03


Thursday, March 28, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Robinson 101B


RIPPAC welcomes 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.

Today, she is Senior Vice President of Issues Management and Corporate Affairs in the Washington, DC. Office of MWW PR, one of the world’s top independent public relations firms.  Holdsworth also serves as the firm’s Senior Political Strategist.

She was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from Rowan University in 2003. She is a passionate expert and advocate in the area of human trafficking law and policy, and has served as a member of the senior staff on several high profile campaigns and organizations.

Come join in the discussion and have lunch on us!

To RSVP for this event, please contact Theresa Gauthier at gauthier@rowan.edu

When registering, please provide email address and cell phone number so that we may text updates to your attention.




 Eagle vs. Turkey


The Inaugural RIPPAC April Fools' Day Debate:

THE EAGLE vs. THE TURKEY: Which is More American?

A Mock Academic Debate Open to the Public
Monday, April 1, 2019

Register at go.rowan.edu/EagleTurkey2019


For the Eagle:
Dr. James Newell
Provost & SVP for Academic Affairs
and Gabrielle Longo '20
For the Turkey
Dr. Lee Talley
Dean, Honors College
and Sean O'Malley '20


Admission is free, but please bring a donation for The SHOP, Rowan's food pantry for students. Needed items include: Non-perishable and microwaveable food as well as hygiene products.


Monday, April 1, 2019

Business Hall, Room 104

Light Reception at 6:00 p.m.
Debate at 7:00 p.m.


Don't forget to register!




Careers & Cream Cheese with Mike Egenton

Michael Egenton


Thursday, April 4, 2019

8:30 a.m.

Chamberlain Student Center, Room 144A


Next in RIPPAC’s Careers & Cream Cheese series join us in welcoming guest speaker Michael Egenton Executive Vice President, Government Relations for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. Focusing on Association Lobbying, he will share his insights and experience with Rowan’s students.

Michael is the chief chamber lobbyist on environmental, transportation, energy, labor, and government reform issues. He also serves on several advisory councils and committees including the New Jersey Clean Air Council.

He has also worked at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), analyzing environmental statutes, rules and regulations that impact New Jersey businesses and was the project director and principal author of Modern Forms of Municipal Government, a report published by the New Jersey State Commission on County and Municipal Government.

RSVP for this event by contacting Theresa Gauthier at gauthier@rowan.edu  

When registering, please provide email address and cell phone number so that we may text updates to your attention.



Late, Late Lunch with Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson

Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Savitz, 218


Daniel R. Benson is a member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 14. He comes to campus this April in our penultimate Late, Late Lunch event of the semester. Benson was re-elected to a new term in 2017 and comes to Rowan to discuss his career path and what he wishes he knew when he was a student.

He earned his B.S. in Government and B.S. in Physics from Georgetown University in 1997, and his M.P.P. in Science and Technology policy from the Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers University in 1999. His professional experience includes working as a consultant for Tekmark Global Solutions from 2008 to 2011, as a manager of government affairs for the NJ Utilities Association from 2007 to 2008, and as a research project manager at Rutgers University from 2003 to 2006

To RSVP for this event, please contact Theresa Gauthier at gauthier@rowan.edu

When registering, please provide email address and cell phone number so that we may text updates to your attention.



Please join us for the Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship’s

final public Spring semester event

An Evening with Hon. Craig Coughlin,

Speaker, NJ General Assembly


Hon. Craig Coughlin


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Business Hall, Room 104


Hon. Craig Coughlin has represented New Jersey’s 19th Legislative District since 2010 and currently serves as the Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly.

He is a partner at the law firm of Rainone Coughlin Minchello, and serves as Municipal Counselor to the Township of Woodbridge, General Counsel to the South Amboy Redevelopment Agency, and Counsel to several library boards.

He will be discussing “the state of New Jersey politics.”

This on-the-record event is presented by the Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship (RIPPAC).  It is free and open to the public. 

Go to go.rowan.edu/Coughlin to register.



Late, Late Lunch with Governor Jim Florio

 Governor Jim Florio

The last of our Late, Late Lunch series for the semester brings former New Jersey Governor Jim Florio to campus to discuss state politics. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with the governor and ask him about his term in office, his current projects, and what he wishes he knew when he was starting out.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Savitz 218.

Jim Florio was elected governor of New Jersey in 1989. In 1974, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives serving seven terms. He served as chair of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Competitiveness of the Energy and Commerce Committee and as chair of the Subcommittee on Housing and Consumer Interests of the Select Committee on Aging.

Since leaving office, he was appointed a University Professor for Public Policy and Administration at the Edward J. Bloustein School at Rutgers University and is also a practicing attorney. Chosen by Governer James McGreevey, he chaired the New Jersey Pinelands Commission until June 2005. He has recently written a book called Standing on Principle: Lessons Learned in Public Life.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Theresa Gauthier at gauthier@rowan.edu. 

When registering, please provide email address and cell phone number so that we may text updates to your attention.