Antonio Rice

JVG President & CEO

Jobs for Virginia Graduates

Antonio Rice graduated from the University of Virginia in 1986 with his degree in Sociology.  During his tenure, Antonio was dedicated to academics, athletics, and community.  He was the captain of the football team for two years and a four-year starter at the running back position.  After receiving his degree, Antonio played football for the Dallas Cowboys.  Before becoming the President & CEO of Jobs for Virginia Graduates, Antonio served as the Director of Development with the Salvation Army (TSA).  Prior to the Salvation Army, he was Administrative Faculty in the Department of Information Technology Services, at the University of Virginia.

When he’s not in service to his community, Antonio can be found empowering groups at the local ropes courses.  He’s a certified instructor for both Falls River Center and Outdoor Wilderness Leadership School (OWLS) local outdoor learning company’s. On Saturdays, in the fall you can hear him on WINA AM 1070 before each University of Virginia football game as he gives his insights, strategies, and analysis about the game.

Antonio is very involved in the community.  In 2011 he was nominated as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Man of the Year”.  He volunteers his time working with the Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA) which is an anti-poverty agency.  He is the chef chairman for MACAA’s “Men Who Cook” fundraising event; He’s a board member of the Charlottesville Police Foundation and The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.  When he’s not working to better his community, he’s coaching in the Charlottesville City Basketball League.