RIT appoints Chevy Chase resident to Board of Trustees

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Robert Rice

Rochester Institute of Technology has appointed Robert Rice of Chevy Chase, Md., to its Board of Trustees. The appointment was announced April 8 during the board meeting.

Rice is president and managing partner of BayFirst Solutions LLC, a government contracting firm specializing in risk management, information technology and homeland security. In 2010, BayFirst was named by Washington Technology magazine as one of the Top 50 fastest growing government contractors in the country. At BayFirst, Rice oversees all strategic and business development initiatives to ensure the fulfillment of client missions and cultivation of key client relationships. Prior to BayFirst, he worked as an information technology consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Rice serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of the NTID (National Technical Institute for the Deaf) Foundation and participates as a member of the President’s Roundtable at RIT. He is a graduate of RIT where he received a bachelor of science degree in management and leadership in 1994 and an MBA with concentrations in management and information technology in 1997.

The Board of Trustees has 57 active members, including 26 who are alumni.

Note: RIT is internationally recognized for academic leadership in computing, engineering, imaging technology, sustainability, and fine and applied arts, in addition to unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. RIT enrolls 17,000 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.