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Alumni and Friends

These conversations extended beyond the campus community as President Leebron visited with Rice alumni in cities across the country and the globe—including Denver‚ San Antonio‚ and San Diego and Hong Kong‚ London‚ and Paris—and held forums‚ meetings‚ and events for alumni in Houston. (Many of the elements of the Call to Conversation also were raised before the document was actually circulated in earlier discussions with alumni in Austin‚ Boston‚ Chicago‚ Dallas‚ Fort Worth‚ Los Angeles‚ New York ‚ San Francisco‚ and Washington‚ DC.) Alumni participation has been extraordinary‚ and the Association of Rice Alumni stated in its endorsement of this “remarkable” process: “Alumni feedback was overwhelmingly thoughtful and balanced‚ reflecting a sincere desire among alumni to play a constructive role in envisioning a future for Rice having‚ in the words of Rice’s founding president‚ Edgar Odell Lovett‚ ‘no upper limit.’”

Association of Rice Alumni Endorsement

Alumni Meetings

  • Conversation with Association of Rice Alumni Executive Committee
  • Two conversations with Association of Rice Alumni Board
  • Six Call to Conversation half-day programs at the Wiess President’s House
  • Alumni Leadership Conference Presentation
  • Call to Conversation Open Forum at Homecoming
  • Call to Conversation Breakfast with Young Alumni Leaders
  • Numerous one-on-one meetings with alumni and friends of Rice University
  • Conversations with Rice alumni in:
    • Hong Kong
    • London
    • Paris
    • San Antonio
    • San Diego
    • Denver