2022 Report on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We need to use everything in our power to make sure that people here feel embraced, included, and that we thrive as an organization. That's why we're committed to DEI as a central part of our culture here at Rice Business.

Peter Rodriguez

Professor of Strategic Management 

Diversity by the Numbers

Full-Time MBA


Professional MBA - Weekend


Professional MBA - Evening


Executive MBA


Ph.D. in Business


Master of Accounting


Online MBA






Our Values

The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion seeks to foster positive, productive collaboration among all members of a diverse Rice Business community—students, faculty, staff, alumni and other stakeholders. By ensuring that every member of the community feels welcomed, valued and respected, our efforts will help to create and sustain a community well-versed and equipped with competencies and resources necessary to succeed in a world that recognizes and embraces our individual and collective uniqueness.

Diversity — the variety of personal experiences, values and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance

Equity — access, fairness and opportunity

Inclusion — a sense of belonging

Collectively, all three of these are necessary to create a culture at Rice Business where we respect and value our differences, leveraging them as sources of strength and innovation — on campus — and in the business world.

Meet Our Team

Constance Elise Porter
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Associate Clinical Professor of Marketing
Lina Bell
Executive Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion