Final deadline: June 30 for our Professional, Hybrid and Executive MBA programs.

Rice Business Black Alumni Gateway

The Rice Business Black alumni network is abound with talented and accomplished professionals across industries and sectors. As the network grows each year, there is an increased desire to intentionally connect students with the black alumni network. To address this need, Black Business Student Association (BBSA) and Black alumni leadership worked together to launch the Rice Business Black Alumni Gateway, a website featuring an easy-to-search directory of Black alumni profiles by industry and career, along with highlights of Black excellence, leadership and accomplishment.

Featured Alumni Participants

Join the Black Alumni Gateway

Join other Black alumni to showcase excellence and achievement across the Rice MBA program! 

For general questions, please email Patra Brannon-Isaac, MBA '11, alumni liaison for Black Alumni Gateway. To request updates to your profile, please email

Owl Have You Know

A podcast by Rice Business Alumni

Owl Have You Know is a production of Rice Business Alumni to share stories of alumni, faculty, students and the business community. Owl Have You Know strives to exhibit the global, diverse and inclusive Rice Business community, provide a platform for faculty or the school to publicize research or news, share examples of the Rice Business experience for prospective students and support the greater Houston start-up community. 

Subscribe to Owl Have You Know on Apple PodcastsSpotify Google Podcasts or wherever you find your favorite podcasts.

Raisha Smith

Raisha joins host David Droogleever to talk about life in the corporate space, how she shifted her career path, starting and building EveryDopeGirl, and why it's so important to cultivate support and mentorship between women in business.

Sean Ferguson '01

Sean covers his career path from electrical engineering to pursuing a doctorate in global education and his current work as the Associate Dean of the Asia School of Business in Kuala Lumpur.

Patra Brannon-Isaac MBA '11

Patra Brannon-Isaac discusses the process of being admitted to Rice Business, the impact her MBA has had on her career trajectory, and her involvement in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at the school.

Black Business Student Association Honors Reception. Photo taken by April M. Frazier MBA '11

Black Business Student Association Gala

Photos by April M. Frazier MBA '11.

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A forum for awareness, dialogue and skill-building around issues of diversity and inclusion in the business world.

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Office of DEI is responsible for helping foster a culture that not only values differences, but sees them as sources of strength and innovation — on campus and in the business world.