"Eve will bring a valued perspective to the Corporation particularly as we continue to expand and implement new student life initiatives," Yale president Peter Salovey '86 Ph.D. said in a Yale News release May 26.
Rice entered Yale after graduating from Byram Hills High School in Armonk. She was in the first Yale freshman class that included women and graduated with a B.A. degree in history. After Yale, she was a freelance author and artist of children's books before earning an M.D. degree from Mount Sinai Medical School and completing a psychiatry residency at Cornell. She later served in many roles in psychiatry at Cornell's Weill Medical College.
For Yale, she served 16 years on the University Council (three years as president) and on the executive committee of Yale Tomorrow. She was awarded the AYA Yale Medal in 2009 and helped found the shared-interest group YaleWomen for which she is its current vice chair.
In Westchester, besides serving on the YWAA board and being active in many of its activities, she serves on the board of the Westchester Community College Foundation and the Hastings Center, the bioethics research institute. She was previously a trustee and president of the board of education in the Byram Hills school district.
Rice is married to current YWAA president Tim Mattison '73. Their three children are members of Yale classes '10 and '14.