Rice vice president for enrollment available for interviews at Salt Lake City conference

MEDIA ADVISORY

David Ruth
713-348-6327
david@rice.edu

Rice University vice president for enrollment available for interviews at Salt Lake City conference
Yvonne Romero da Silva is attending national conference on admissions 

HOUSTON – (Sept. 27, 2018) – Rice University Vice President for Enrollment Yvonne Romero da Silva is available for interviews during the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Conference, which is taking place in Salt Lake City Sept. 27-29 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. The conference brings together more than 6,500 secondary and postsecondary college admission counseling professionals to exchange ideas, discuss current trends and to hear from experts.

Photo of Yvonne Romero da Silva, new vice president for enrollment

Yvonne Romero da Silva

Romero da Silva can discuss Rice University’s new initiative to make higher education more affordable by dramatically expanding financial aid provided to students from low-income families to those with incomes up to $200,000.

Under The Rice Investment program, full-tuition gift aid, including scholarships and grants, will be awarded to degree-seeking domestic undergraduates with family incomes between $65,000 and $130,000 with typical assets who are eligible to receive need-based financial aid. In addition, students with family incomes between $130,000 and $200,000 will receive gift aid covering at least half of their tuition. Students from families with annual incomes less than $65,000 with typical assets will receive gift aid covering tuition, room and board and mandatory fees.

Romero da Silva can also address current topics and trends in admissions, along with tips for students who are currently working on their early decision admission applications throughout the United States.

For more information on the study or to schedule an interview with Romero da Silva, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at 713-348-6327 or david@rice.edu.

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Rice admissions: https://www.rice.edu/admission-aid.shtml.

The Rice Investment: https://financialaid.rice.edu/thericeinvestment.

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Yvonne Romero da Silva photo courtesy of Rice University.

Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,970 undergraduates and 2,934 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for quality of life by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview.

About David Ruth

David Ruth is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.