HBJ selects Rice University President David Leebron as 2022 Diversity in Business Awards Lifetime Achievement winner


The Houston Business Journal has named Rice University President David Leebron as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for the 2022 Diversity in Business Awards, which will be held June 23.

Leebron became Rice’s seventh president in 2004, and he will retire June 30. During that time, Rice has not only grown significantly but also became more diverse.

In the 18 years since taking the job, Leebron has boosted Rice’s undergraduate enrollment by over 30%. The university increased its endowment…