Ripon College announces Dr. Victoria N. Folse as 14th president

The Ripon College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the unanimous selection of Dr. Victoria N. Folse as the institution’s 14th president. Folse will be the first woman to be formally inaugurated as president of Ripon College since its founding in 1851. Folse will officially assume the presidency in July.

Folse, a respected scholar and administrator, brings to Ripon more than 30 years of experience in higher education and a long-standing commitment to the liberal arts. She has served as the director and endowed chair of the School of Nursing at Illinois Wesleyan University since 2009 and executive director of Counseling and Health Services since 2019. She also has served as interim director of the School of Music and continues to teach and conduct research in the School of Nursing.

Visit ripon.edu/president to read a full release and watch Folse’s introductory remarks to the campus community.


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