Lois Rice, American business executive, Died at 83


Lois Fitt Rice was born on February 28, 1933, and died on January 4, 2017.

She was an American corporate executive, scholar, and education policy expert.

Rice was also called the ‘‘mother of the Pell Grant” for her work lobbying for its creation, she was national vice president of the College Board from 1973 until 1981.

Reportedly, she was “among the first wave of African-American women serving on boards of major U.S. corporations,” and under president Bill Clinton she was a member of the president’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.

For a length of time, she was an economic studies expert at the Brookings Institution concentrating on education policy.

Lois Fitt Rice passed away at 83 years old.