Welcome to the Office of the President

Rice University is a comprehensive research university dedicated to producing the next generation of leaders, creating bold research solutions and advancing tomorrow’s thinking. Our greatest asset is our people and the ideas they bring to the table to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. I invite you to learn more about Rice, our mission and our vision for a better future for us all. I also encourage you to learn more about me and my journey to Rice — a place where excellence is more than an aspiration, it's an expectation.


Rice Owls, Let's Fly

Nestled in a 300-acre, tree-lined campus in the midst of one of the nation’s largest and most diverse cities, Rice is an inclusive, supportive community dedicated to making remarkable contributions to human knowledge. The university’s location, vibrant residential college system, robust research enterprise, and top-rated faculty and staff are what makes Rice one of the nation's top universities.


Building Rice's Future

Learn more about the planning process

Planning for Rice University’s future is an important endeavor that we officially launched in January and will undergo with intensity over the next 12 months. Once the process is complete, we will have a plan that will articulate Rice’s vision for the next 10 years. The plan will define how the university will focus its resources to realize Rice’s vision, outline metrics that will allow Rice to measure progress against our strategic goals, and propose strategies to achieve those goals. Implementation of the plan will follow. To learn more about the planning process, visit

Campus Location

Allen Center, Suite 440
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

Mailing Address

Office of the President–MS 1
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

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