E. Kate Abad
E. Kate Abad is the Director of the Student Center which encompasses the Facilities and Events, Student Activities, and Student Run Businesses. Through this role, she also serves as the Advisor to the GSA and works closely with the GSA Student Officer Team. She came to Rice in the summer of 2009, after having worked at two other universities doing similar work. She has a Masters in Student Affairs Administration for Higher Education and a Business Degree focusing on Management Information Systems and Marketing. Her office is on the second floor of the Student Center above the Grand Hall where her candy bowl is usually full and she enjoys connecting with students on projects to positively impact the university community.