Welcome Richard K. Rappleye, Vice President of Administration at the Kresge Foundation (www.kresge.org) to the College of Management! As our newest Adjunct Professor, Richard will teach part-time the course entitled “Leading Change, and Building Capacity for Nonprofits” (MGT 6033). This course focuses on current change management strategies for nonprofit organizations and is one of the core graduate nonprofit management components of the MBA concentration and Graduate Certificate in nonprofit management and leadership (www.ltu.edu/nonprofit).
Richard’s extensive management experience spans almost 30 years and includes senior executive positions at both the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and The Kresge Foundation. He has served on many statewide boards including the Council of Michigan Foundations, Michigan State Bar Foundation and Highway T. Richard’s first-hand experience leading organizational development and change management initiatives at philanthropic and nonprofit organizations offers our students a unique opportunity to learn the theory and practice of this important discipline and prepare them for leadership at charitable organizations.
Richard will be teaching part-time at Lawrence Technogolical University both on-campus and 100% online. For the past months Richard has been working with the LTU Elearning team to enhance his use of advance instructional technology tools used at Lawrence Tech. He is putting to work these instructional technology skills to not only to effectively deliver his course oncampus and 100% online but most importantly to provide an engaging learning experience for his students.