Ruth Simmons elected to the Rice University Board of Trustees

Former President of Brown University and Dillard University Alumna Ruth Simmons was elected to the Board of Board of Trustees at Rice University. Simmons served as president of Brown University in Providence, R.I., from 2001 to 2012. She is the first African-American president of an Ivy League university. During her tenure at Brown she completed a $1.4 billion initiative to enrich the school’s academic programs. She continues to serve on the faculty as a professor of comparative literature and Africana studies. Simmons also is a former president of Smith College, the largest women’s college in the U.S., where she inaugurated an engineering program. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Council on Foreign Relations. Simmons has a bachelor’s degree from Dillard University in New Orleans and a master’s and Ph.D. in Romance languages and literatures from Harvard University. To learn more please click on the following link http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/west_university/news/four-elected-to-rice-university-board-of-trustees/article_19754161-f663-5ba0-b463-6924c2e2f22e.html

Ruth Simmons elected to the Board of Rice University

Ruth Simmons elected to the Board of Rice University

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