Ashley Rippey

Managing Director

Ashley Rippey is the Managing Director of the Career & Corporate Connections Office. A Penn State graduate (Public Relations ’07), Ashley went on to obtain her Master’s in School Counseling from the University of Scranton (’10) before beginning various roles in university admissions. In her current role, she executes strategic oversight for a career services team of 10 that serves 5,500+ undergraduate business students at Smeal, researches and implements professional development and corporate engagement initiatives to expand offerings to students, and explores and evaluates cutting edge career development tools. Her favorite parts of her role are building relationships with students and celebrating their successes. Although she is originally from New Jersey, Ashley always knew she wanted to attend Penn State. She now finds it very rewarding to be able to help the next generation of the Penn State family.

In her spare time, Ashley loves Penn State and NFL football, crafting and home improvement projects, attending dance and theatre performances, and spending time with her husband and two puppies.