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ARA Board of Directors

The Association of Rice Alumni is governed by a 28-member alumni board, which provides input regarding Alumni Relations operations and programs and serves in an advisory capacity to the Alumni Relations staff. Members of the ARA board represent the alumni body to the university and represent the ARA to its constituents—Rice alumni.

All Rice alumni are eligible to apply and be selected to serve on the alumni board. Board members serve a three-year term and must be committed to dedicating the time and energy necessary to make the ARA a success. Duties include attending triannual board meetings, serving on ARA committees, contributing to the Rice Annual Fund and providing overall support for ARA programs and activities. Applications are made in writing to the nominations committee; for more information, click on ARA Board Applications on the left menu.


Haynie '03

President, ARA Board

Shannon T.
Vale '77

Past President, ARA Board

Ecklund '97

President-elect, ARA Board

Abbott '85

ARA Board
Executive Committee

Gilstrap-Pina '88

ARA Board
Executive Committee

Stone '08,'10

ARA Board
Executive Committee

Tommy O. Huie '87

Alumni Trustee

Akilah Mance '05


Amy Sutton '89, '90

Alumni Trustee

Gloria Meckel Tarpley '81

Alumni Trustee

Scott W. Wise '71

Alumni Trustee