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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 Committee
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 Tara Quell, assistant director, alumni relations, at 713-348-4694.

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 Committee 
Assist with the annual creation and implementation of one of Rice’s flagship engagement experiences for alumni and their families. For more information regarding the Homecoming and Reunion Co-Chair and Ambassadors program, please contact Jessica Austin, assistant director, alumni regional outreach, at 713-348-3658.

Laureates Selection Committee 
Committee members are responsible for sourcing, researching, vetting and presenting assigned candidates for consideration. They are also responsible for soliciting nomination letters for prospective candidates and are voting members during the final selection process for the Laureates Awards, Rice’s highest honors.

ARA Board Nominations Committee
Identify, recruit, and recommend candidates for the ARA Board.

Alumni Trustee Selection Committee
Identify and recommend candidates for Alumni Trustee to Rice’s Board of Trustees.