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Lois Dickson Rice

Guest Scholar - Economic Studies

Since 1992 Lois Dickson Rice has been the Miriam Carliner Guest Scholar in Economic Studies at Brookings. Prior to that she served as Vice President of the College Entrance Examination Board (CCEB) and Director of its Washington Office where she played a critical role in the development, passage, and implementation of the Pell Grant Program and other federal efforts to improve the participation in higher education of needy students. She also served as the Senior Vice President and Board member of the Control Data Corporation (DCD), overseeing the corporation’s interface in the Federal and State Government public affairs and policies.

She also served on numerous corporate boards and councils including Firestone, McGraw Hill, Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance Company, UNUM, Fleet Bank, Commercial Credit and other councils and committees. She was a member of several commissions including the Carnegie Council on Higher Education, the President’s (Clinton’s) Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, chair of the Visiting Committee to the African American Studies program at Harvard. She has a BA from Radcliffe /Harvard College and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Columbia University. She has honorary degrees from Brown University and Bowdoin College.

Among her many studies of Federal higher education policies and programs is the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center’s “Subsidizing Higher Education Through Tax and Spending Programs” coauthored with Elaine Maag, David Mundel and Kim Rueben. She has received numerous awards for her tireless efforts to improve equality of educational opportunities. Currently, she is the Director of the Think Tank Consortium at Brookings – an effort of 18 similar organizations designed to improve diversity among the staff of these research and policy making organizations.

Since 1992 Lois Dickson Rice has been the Miriam Carliner Guest Scholar in Economic Studies at Brookings. Prior to that she served as Vice President of the College Entrance Examination Board (CCEB) and Director of its Washington Office where she played a critical role in the development, passage, and implementation of the Pell Grant Program and other federal efforts to improve the participation in higher education of needy students. She also served as the Senior Vice President and Board member of the Control Data Corporation (DCD), overseeing the corporation’s interface in the Federal and State Government public affairs and policies.

She also served on numerous corporate boards and councils including Firestone, McGraw Hill, Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance Company, UNUM, Fleet Bank, Commercial Credit and other councils and committees. She was a member of several commissions including the Carnegie Council on Higher Education, the President’s (Clinton’s) Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, chair of the Visiting Committee to the African American Studies program at Harvard. She has a BA from Radcliffe /Harvard College and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Columbia University. She has honorary degrees from Brown University and Bowdoin College.

Among her many studies of Federal higher education policies and programs is the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center’s “Subsidizing Higher Education Through Tax and Spending Programs” coauthored with Elaine Maag, David Mundel and Kim Rueben. She has received numerous awards for her tireless efforts to improve equality of educational opportunities. Currently, she is the Director of the Think Tank Consortium at Brookings – an effort of 18 similar organizations designed to improve diversity among the staff of these research and policy making organizations.

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