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Robert A. MckeeManaging Director, Cypress Associates
Austin, TX 
BA 1974, Rice University
MBA 1978, University of Pennsylvania

ARA Board term ends: 2018



Get to know Robert
  • What have you found to be most rewarding about serving on the ARA Board?

    What I have found most rewarding about serving on the alumni board is becoming more closely connected to the University.  Learning about what a great institution Rice has made me very proud to have gone to school at Rice.  I find that I truly love this school.  Going to homecoming even when I do not have a class reunion is really fun.

  • What is your favorite “Only at Rice” memory or story?

    My favorite Rice story is about the MOB so infuriating the Aggies during the halftime show of a game that we won that the MOB had to be evacuated from the stadium in food trucks.

  • If you could give one piece of advice to Rice students, what would it be?

    My advice to students is to learn about things they are curious about or find intellectually stimulating.  I spent most of my academic career preparing myself for a career after college.  I wish I had taken more courses about things that I enjoy learning about now.