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John Patrick Rice, PhD
Director, Institutional Advancement


"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." — William Shakespeare (Hamlet


I am the Director of Institutional Advancement of Great Basin College and the Executive Director of Great Basin College Foundation. Prior to my administrative position, I spent eight years as a member of the faculty, teaching theatre arts.

I am married to the most intelligent, kind and beautiful woman on earth, Lori. Together we have a daughter, Olivia, who is as talented, wise and good humored as her mother.


Contact Information

Office Location: McMullen Hall, Elko Campus
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  • PhD, Capella University, 2007
  • MFA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Professional Theatre Training Program, 1987
  • BA, Viterbo University, LaCrosse, WI , 1983


Recommended Reading

  • The Good Fight, Harry Reid
  • The Fourth Hand, John Irving
  • The Hours, Michael Cunningham
  • The Lecturers Tale, James Hynes
  • Winters Tale, Mark Helprin


Recommended Web Links


  • Road and Mountain Bike Riding
  • Telemark Skiing
  • Ski-Jouring
  • Re-purposing old buildings
  • Nevada Faculty Alliance
  • American Association of University Professors
  • Actors Equity Association
  • American Federation of Radio and Television Artists
  • Screen Actors Guild
Honors and Awards
  • Horizon Hospice, Heart of Hospice Award
  • Nevada System of Higher Education, Regents Advisor Award
  • Nevada System of Higher Education, Regents Creativity Award Nominee
  • Great Basin College, Outstanding Faculty Award
  • Elko Lions Club, Communty Achievement Award for Excellence in Education

Photo Gallery

President Bill Clinton at Great Basin College

The Seagull, Great Basin College Theatre Program

My wife with Ira Glass

Our family, on the veranda, Senator Reid's office, United States Capital Building
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