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Physical Address:
Office of Learning and Professional Development
5615 Kirby Dr, Suite 360
Houston, Texas 77005

Mailing Address:
Human Resources
Office of Learning and Professional Development
P.O. Box 1892, MS 98
Houston, Texas 77251-1892

Telephone: 713-348-6130
Fax: 713-348-5428
Email: learn@rice.edu  

Learning and Professional Development Staff    

Map and Directions  

 RiceLeaders Participants 

The RiceLeaders program was designed to enable organizational transformation, which requires leadership development at the organizational level.  This leads to:   

  • internalization of the vision and strategy;    
  • higher collective leadership competence of a critical mass of individuals;    
  • implementation at the operational level, leading to better outcomes; and    
  • stitching the university together.    

To improve the collective leadership competence of Rice to implement the Vision for the 2nd Century through the RiceLeaders program, participants were recruited into cohorts.  These groups, which encompass almost all schools and divisions from across the university, each include approximately 25 deans, department chairs, faculty, vice presidents and administrators from across campus.  Individuals were selected with an eye on:   

  • ensuring a balanced mix of participants (faculty and staff, male and female, etc.);    
  • representation from across campus;    
  • their position/role (leading voice on campus); and    
  • their understanding of Rice's strategy, and ability to help implement it.   

Which exact participants were in each cohort was much less important than the collective composition of the group.  The pathfinders in cohort 1 made sure departments on campus knew about the RiceLeaders program, and recommended participants for future cohorts.  To date six RiceLeaders groups have completed the program. 

Cohort 1 (January 2007)
Cohort 2 (September 2007)
Cohort 3 (May 2008) 


Cohort 4 (October 2008)
Cohort 5 (October 2011)
Cohort 6 (January 2012)