Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

University of Arkansas

Leigh Ann



Board Chair


"I had the good fortune to serve several years with Mr. Bryce-Laporte on the Board of Directors for the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and to observe first hand his commitment to social and economic justice and his knowledge an​d expertise relative to asset development. René is an engaged leader, a critical thinker, an informed advocate and a true and active champion for change. "here.

Business Consulting


​"I have personally observed non-profits that have benefited greatly from Mr. Bryce-Laporte's hands on guidance and insightful consultation. I have also worked with him and learned, first hand, his abilities and commitment to improving organizations that impact people's lives.​"



Former Executive Director

Campaign forYouth Justice
​"​Rene facilitated the HIPS Board retreat. We were impressed by how he engaged with us: he talked with each Board member before the meeting and created the agenda. During the meeting, he guided the conversation and got us to commit to action. We left the retreat energized and focused."
"René was the first person I called when I was hired as the first Executive Director at Believe in Students. He spent two years with us as we built the organization, stepping in wherever I needed to provide senior-level strategy and support, especially in our external relations and board work." 




Executive Director

The BridgeLab

"​René stepped in as Treasurer of the Board of CFYJ at a critical time for the initiative. He was able to ask strategic questions that got the board to the right place at the right time.His experience as a strategic planner and consensus builder was evident." 

Traci Kirtley


Director Believe in Students