A Message from Rice President David W. Leebron

Dear Rice Volunteers,

Because of you, our students are warmly welcomed to Rice, they receive an outstanding education and form meaningful connections while they are here, and they graduate to join a passionate community of alumni.

Your steadfast generosity of time, effort and resources — on campus and across the globe, in schools and programs, at events and in your workplace — ensures that Rice can be the university and the community of which we are so proud. Your tireless passion and dedication to mentorship and the student experience drove the successful conclusion of the Initiative for Students and inspired the launch of Sallyportal, Rice’s online professional development hub.

Through these efforts and the many other ways in which volunteers connect with Rice and with each other, we are able to provide our students with an unparalleled educational experience — one fueled by a generous community of support that encourages excellence, innovation and a desire to improve the world. 

As you read this year’s volunteer impact report, I hope that you will take pride in the work that you have done to support Rice, our mission and our students. Thank you for all that you do.


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David W. Leebron
President, Rice University