President 2019-2020

Kyle Bartsch, Jones ‘20

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Hello and welcome to Jones!

I’m Kyle Bartsch, a senior from The Woodlands, Texas and Jones College President.

The residential college system is one of the things that makes Rice so unique, with each college having its own government, traditions, and culture. Thankfully for Jonesians, we happen to have been placed in the college with the greatest government, the winningest traditions, and the most welcoming culture.

As President, I have a number of responsibilities. My priorities are ensuring our government runs effectively and efficiently, and representing the ideas and beliefs of my fellow Jonesians campus-wide. I host Cabinet every other week for all of Jones to learn about and discuss important issues facing us as students, members of the Rice community, and friends. I also represent Jones on a university level as one of our college’s voices in the Student Association (campus-wide government), and through weekly meetings with administrators. If you have any issues or suggestions you want the college or administration to hear, please let me know. I am the official spokesperson for Jones, and I need everyone’s help to make Jones and Rice the best it can be!

There are many ways for YOU to get involved with Jones! Make sure to keep an eye out for emails from various Jonesians with opportunities to engage in the community. If you'd like to form a new group or new event that doesn't currently exist at Jones, your fellow Jonesians are here to help. If you need any help or guidance on what the best ways to start getting involved are, please reach out to me or any member of the Jones cabinet- we are all so excited to work with you! And if your passions take you outside of Jones, just know you will always have a home here and resources to help you achieve your goals!

If you ever need anything, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. You can generally find me somewhere around Jones, or occasionally Brown College (my second home). Feel free to visit me and my roommates in the suite on 2nd South, shoot me an email, or message me on Facebook. I welcome any and all suggestions, requests, complaints, or concerns about Jones- I want to make this year the best it can be, and I can’t do it alone!


Kyle Bartsch