Position: Chairman Emeritus
Trustee 1997 - 2017
Joseph A. Rice was formerly Chairman and CEO of Irving Bank Corporation and its principal subsidiary, Irving Trust Company. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1948, and earned a Master of Industrial Engineering at New York University's School of Engineering in 1952 and an M.A. in Government at NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science and has served as its first chair. He received the Alumni Meritorious Service Award from the NYU Alumni Association Awards Committee for his years of service on the Faculty of Arts and Science Board of Overseers. He is a trustee of Blanton-Peale Institute and of Historic Hudson Valley, where he serves as vice chairman of the board. He has also served on numerous corporate boards, including Apache Corporation, Avon Products Corporation, North American Philips Corporation, and Thiokol Corporation. A trustee of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation beginning in 1985 and chairman of the board of trustees from 1997 to 2013, he became chairman emeritus in 2013.