Rice inaugurates seventh president

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Rice University inaugurated its seventh president, former Columbia University law dean David Leebron, earlier today.

Leebron assumed the presidency on 1 July, but today’s inauguration represented the official, full transfer of power.

Houston is blessed with one of the nation’s most selective universities (Rice), a comprehensive research university (UH), medical schools (the Med Center), and numerous other educational institutions (TSU, HBU, St. Thomas, HCC). We never hear much about Houston’s educational institutions, but we should. They are a major asset to our city.

(10-03-2004 Update) Joe Stinebaker covers the inauguration for the Chronicle.

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