KEVIN BAILEY '04
Director, Business Development & Capital Markets, CommonBond
New York, NY
BA 2004, Rice University
MBA 2010, University of Chicago
ARA Board term ends: 2018
What have you found to be most rewarding about serving on the ARA Board?
My ARA Board colleagues represent the very best of the Rice community, and I have greatly enjoyed getting to know and learn from these fellow Rice alumni. Their passion and enthusiasm for Rice's past, present, and future continue to inspire me to do more for this university that means so much to me.
What is your favorite “Only at Rice” memory or story?
Only at Rice could a group of graduating seniors from Brown College invite themselves over for a cocktail reception with President & Mrs. Gillis a few days before Commencement. They couldn't have been more gracious and welcoming to our boisterous group, and were very interested to hear what careers and further study awaited us after Rice. It's a fantastic memory to cap off a wonderful four years at Rice.
If you could give one piece of advice to Rice students, what would it be?
Make whatever arrangements you need to make in order to study abroad. It's a life changing experience and one that will remain with you forever.