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ARA Board Committees

Much of the ARA Board's business is conducted through committees and task forces, in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Relations. Membership on ARA committees is by appointment by the president of the ARA Board.

Alumni Recognition
Recognize and celebrate achievements of Rice alumni, faculty, students, staff and university friends by sending hand-written notes and emails. If you are interested in volunteering for the committee, contact Jazel Borja, alumni relations coordinator, at 713-348-4057.

Executive Committee
Attend to routine daily business functions and such other matters that need attention between regularly scheduled board meetings. Chaired by the ARA president, the other members are the past president, president-elect and three members of the board.

Homecoming & Reunion
Assist with the annual creation and implementation of one of Rice’s flagship engagement experiences for alumni and their families.

Identify, solicit and recommend nominations for the Laureates Awards, Rice’s highest honors.


  • ARA Board Nominations – Identify, recruit, and recommend candidates for the ARA Board.
  • Alumni Trustee Nominations – Identify and recommend candidates for Alumni Trustee to Rice’s Board of Trustees.