In his 1912 inaugural address, Rice University president Edgar Odell Lovett set forth an ambitious vision, proclaiming, “The new institution … aspires to university standing of the highest grade… For the present it is proposed to assign no upper limit to its educational endeavor.”
Rice has followed Lovett’s vision even as it has transformed over the years. As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice continues to aspire to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching and contributions to the betterment of the world.
Attend the President's Town Hall Meeting and take advantage of this opportunity to hear the latest news affecting Rice. President David Leebron will address your most significant questions and issues, reveal updates on the latest developments at Rice, and answer questions about areas of particular interest to you.