2 staff members honored with RICE MILE Award

Rice staff members Hope Gatliff and Ryan Brown have been honored with the RICE MILE Award.

Hope Gatliff

Hope Gatliff

Gatliff, executive assistant to the president and university representative and administrator of the Office of the President, has been honored for longtime dedication, according to a letter nominating her for the award.

“Hope is central to so much that happens on the fourth floor of Allen Center and beyond … not only is she relied upon in the President’s Office, but we in the Provost’s Office also benefit from Hope’s great gift of communication and responsibility,” the letter read. “She is truly a team player helping everyone get the right things done for Rice.”

Brown, managing director for measurement at Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, was honored for his work developing student leaders and entrepreneurial spirit, according to the letter nominating for the award.

Ryan Brown

Ryan Brown

“Dr. Brown’s work validates and shapes the leader development of over 1,200 Rice students in an evidence-based way, literally steering the development of graduate and undergraduate students at Rice,” the letter read. “We know of no other individual who has more impact on our mission.”

All levels of staff are eligible for consideration for the RICE MILE Award and can be nominated by peers, colleagues, co-workers or supervisors as long as they have at least one year of service and are in good standing. Nominations must be submitted through the RICE MILE Award online nomination form and require approval from senior leadership in the nominee’s school or division.

For more information or to nominate a staff member for the award, visit http://people.rice.edu/careersrice/awards-and-recognition/the-rice-mile-award/.

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Arie Wilson Passwaters is a Web editor in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.