Glenn Rice Appointed 2011 NABJ Election Chair
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Posted by: staff
Washington, D.C. (December 10, 2010)— President Kathy Times announced that she has appointed Glenn E. Rice as the 2011 NABJ Election Committee Chairman.
As election Chair, Rice will oversee the election process and develop the rules that apply to it. Rice will formulate a committee that will set candidate standards, rules, regulations and qualifications for nominations and regulations governing the process and arbitrate any disputes to that procedure.
Rice has been a reporter at The Kansas City Star (Mo.) since 1988. His current duties include covering law enforcement and the legal system, county government for one of the Star’s suburban news bureaus.
Rice graduated from Central Missouri State University in 1986 with bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science. He is a lifelong resident of Kansas City, Missouri.
From August 1999 to July 2003, Rice served as national treasurer for NABJ. Prior to that, Rice served as director for NABJ’s Region 8. During his tenure as an NABJ board member, Rice served as co-chair of the print task force and served on the finance, convention planning, and strategic planning committees. He also was the board liaison to the NABJ Council of Presidents.
He is a 22-year member of the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists, where he has served as chapter president, vice president for print and secretary. For the past 20 years, Rice has served as print coordinator for the chapter’s urban journalism academy.
Rice has received numerous journalism and community service awards.
"Glenn is a hard worker and a dedicated leader in several organizations, including NABJ, and he will bring this same level of commitment to our 2011 election process,” said President Times.
Information on the 2011 election season will be forthcoming at the beginning of the year.
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation and provides educational, career development and support to black journalists worldwide.