Vice President Mike Pence to deliver remarks about Venezuela at Rice April 5

MEDIA NOTE AND UPDATE: The following media advisory provides updated media registration and guidelines information for Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Rice University.

Jeff Falk

Vice President Mike Pence to deliver remarks about Venezuela at Rice April 5

HOUSTON – (April 4, 2019) – Vice President Mike Pence will deliver remarks about Venezuela at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy at approximately 12:45 p.m. Central time Friday, April 5.


Houston is home to a large Venezuelan expatriate and immigrant community. Since January, the U.S. government and most Western democracies recognized Juan Guaido, president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, as the country’s interim president. In his remarks, Pence will discuss the Trump administration’s policy on Venezuela and ongoing efforts by the United States to restore freedom, democracy and the rule of law in the country.

Logistical information for Rice University

Credential requests: Members of the media must submit the name, position (reporter, videographer, photographer, etc.), media outlet, phone and email for each person requesting to cover the event to For further logistical and planning questions, contact Terre Quillian at

Location and timing:

Location: Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.
Satellite truck presets prior to security sweep: by 7 a.m.
Media check-in open: 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Event start time: 12:45 p.m.
Cable run: 300 feet
Distance from media riser to stage: 25 feet
A multbox and power will be available on the media riser
Media entrance/check-in: Main entrance to Baker Hall

Media parking: Media must enter through Entrance 18 at University Boulevard and park nearby in West Lot 2 (just east of the Rice Stadium). For a map of Rice’s campus with parking information, go to Campus traffic will be significantly impacted by the event and related road closures. Media are advised not to seek out any other campus parking options.

Satellite/microwave truck parking: Satellite and microwave truck parking will be available on a specially constructed area immediately north of the Baker Hall loading dock, located off College Way/Loop Road (see map: Trucks need to be in place on the space by 7 a.m. Friday for the security sweep. Please confirm your arrival time by contacting Jeff Falk at or 713-348-6775.

Media will be required to wear their outlet’s media credential and the media badge provided at media check-in at all times, either around the neck or pinned to clothing.

The event is by invitation only. Public tickets are not available. Pence’s remarks will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m.


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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.