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1 The Rice Student Association and the Association of Rice Alumni Enhancing the Student Experience

2 What is the Association of Rice Alumni (ARA)?  All Rice alumni are members (no dues!)  Dedicated to connecting alumni to Rice throughout their lifetimes and careers  Provides support and guidance to the Alumni Association

3 ARA Leadership  Governed by a 28 person Board of Directors  Led by the ARA Board President and the Executive Director of the ARA

4 Marthe (Marta) Golden Assistant Vice President and Executive Director  Education: Fordham University (Bachelor’s Degree) and the University of Chicago (Master’s Degree)  Relevant Professional Experience  University of Chicago Career Services (9+ years)  Fordham University Alumni Club President (5 years)  Public Relations and Communications Experience (3 years)

5 What the ARA is Focusing On: Initiative for Students

6 THREE-YEAR INITIATIVE Scale not intended to be a comprehensive campaign Focused on student opportunities and the student experience Mobilize the Rice community in ways that are not just about giving money 6

7 INITIATIVE FOR STUDENTS Remarkable Talent: Pave the way for the most talented students to find their place at Rice, regardless of their financial backgrounds Unparalleled Education: Engage our students in a world-class academic experience by investing in exceptional teaching and learning programs and by expanding student research opportunities across the university Extraordinary Impact: Give every student the chance to put their analytical, entrepreneurial and leadership insights to the test by engaging the broader Rice network as never before 7

8 REMARKABLE TALENT: NEED-BLIND ADMISSION 41 U.S. institutions offer both need-blind admissions and meet full demonstrated need for students Of the 41, 12 are in the top 20 US News national universities* Rice University’s endowment accounted for 27% of total student aid in FY13, down from 60% in FY04 Demand for scholarships is outpacing the supply 8 *Columbia University (4) - Stanford University (4) - University of Chicago (4) Duke University (8) - University of Pennsylvania (8) - California Institute of Technology (10) Johns Hopkins University (12) - Northwestern University (13) - Brown University (16) University of Notre Dame (16) - Vanderbilt University (16) - Rice University (19)

9 UNPARALLELED EDUCATION: ON CAMPUS EXCELLENCE Capitalize on opportunities to advance program, research and fellowship funding for emerging academic programs Increase funding for fellowships and stipends across campus Connect classroom learning and students’ intellectual interests through hands-on research opportunities Increase opportunities in leadership, entrepreneurship, etc. 9

10 EXTRAORDINARY IMPACT: EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Reinforce the academic experience with substantial opportunities for students outside of the classroom  Demand has increased in the areas where internships and mentoring programs have been created Expand leadership development to begin at O-Week and extend through graduation with personal guidance on campus Working closely with Center for Career Development, Leadership Rice, Center for Civic Leadership, etc. What do you want to do after your Rice experience? 10

11 INITIATIVE FOR STUDENTS SUMMARY Decrease costs associated with need-blind admissions and meeting full demonstrated student need Enhance the academic profile Create internship and other experiential learning opportunities Mobilize Rice alumni and friends in support of students Build and enhance the Rice Network worldwide 11

12 ALUMNI AND STUDENT LEADERSHIP 12 Commission (50 to 70 alumni members for a three-year term)  Composed of alumni, parents, friends across the country and globe, and university leadership  Convenes annually  Shares regional knowledge and personal resources to enhance opportunities for students with internships and other experiential learning opportunities  Future Alumni Committee to provide representatives guidance and insight to the Commission, and help shape the Initiative

13 LAUNCH A more intimate launch – Teaser on Rice Day October 12 (email directing people to new web site) – Integrated branding and activities throughout Homecoming and Reunion November 7 - 9 – Coordinated throughout Rice and DAR communications: websites, emails, alumni relations and annual fund materials Regional rollout through FY2015 13


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