UW-Platteville to host an evening with Rick Hess

Rick Hess

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, in partnership with the Tommy G. Thompson Center presents An Evening with Rick Hess. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall.

Hess is a resident scholar and director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where he works on higher education issues. He is also the author of an education blog “Rick Hess Straight Up” and contributes to the business magazine Forbes and political newspaper The Hill.

Hess’s talk will be based on his book “Letters to a Young Education Reformer.” The book focuses on the key lessons he’s learned about education reform. He will also reflect on his experiences with politicians, philanthropists and school leaders from around the world.

“On behalf of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, I thank the Tommy G. Thompson Center for sponsoring Rick Hess and his talk. We welcome his presentation and hope it lends perspective to differing points of view and leads to robust discussion,” said UW-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields.