Department and Building Liaisons

Administration Liaison
Tina Hicks, RA | 713-348-4296 |

Tina earned her Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Houston and has been with Facilities Engineering and Planning since 2000. As the Administration Liaison, Tina coordinates and manages the university’s program to improve campus accessibility as it relates to the physical environment. She is a Registered Architect in Texas and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Athletics and Information Technology Liaison
Larry Vossler | 713-348-2988 |

Larry earned his Bachelor of Science of Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and his MBA from the Jones Graduate School at Rice University. Prior to joining Rice in 2007, Larry served four years of active duty in the U.S. Navy, Civil Engineer Corp. He has served as the project manager for Brochstein Pavilion, the John and Anne Grove, the new wings of Baker and Will Rice Colleges, the Brian Patterson Sports Performance Center, Kraft Hall for Social Sciences, and the Waltrip Center.

School of Architecture Liason | Academic and Rice Public Art Liaison | University Architect
George Ristow, AIA | 713-348-5220|

George earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan and his Masters in Architecture from Yale University. Prior to joining Rice in 2017 as Assistant Director for Project Management, George practiced architecture for 14 years, primarily in Philadelphia. As University Architect, George oversees planning, design, and preservation of campus buildings and grounds. He is a registered architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Fondren Library and Academic Building Facilities Liaison
Joe Hatfield | 713-348-2597 |

Joe Hatfield has been with Rice for over 35 years where he initially started as Fondren Library's first building manager in 1984. Joe now serves as FE&P's academic building facilities liaison, overseeing Robert R. Herring Hall, Anderson Hall, Sewall Hall, Herzstein Hall, and Rayzor Hall. He is responsible for work order and special work request coordination, building inspections, and project management assistance in conjunction with facilities project managers.

Housing and Dining Liaison
Faten Tayeh | 713-348-5151|

Engineering, Liaison
Angie Chen | 713-348-6387|

Angie Chen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Trinity University. Before joining Rice University, Angie worked for 17 years as a consultant in healthcare, non-profit, and in the higher education construction industry. She joined Rice as the program manager and interim director for the Rice Design Alliance in 2017. She has been part of the FE&P team since 2019. Angie is the project management liaison for The George R. Brown School of Engineering.

Natural Sciences, Liaison
Carolyn Carona-Ireland | 713-348-5064 |

Carolyn Carona-Ireland joined Rice FE&P in July 2019. She holds her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, where she majored in Building Construction. She has over 33 years as a construction project manager in the private sector. Carolyn is the Assistant Director for Project Management and Engineering and manages mechanical and electrical projects for the greater university and laboratory renovations. She is the project management liaison for the Wiess School of Natural Sciences.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Facilities Liaison
Koady Herron | 713-348-3301|

Koady Herron has a Certificate of Completion from the Houston School of Carpentry – Electrical Technician Program and holds an Electrical Journeyman License with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation which he completed in 2020. Koady also has an extensive background in providing regular preventive maintenance to engines, air compressors, generators, motors, AC units, alarms, and lighting in one or more of his prior work experiences preceding Rice. Koady’s work history also includes serving our country in the United States Army as a member of the Military Police from August 2004 – March 2012.