Rice’s evolution from a trustee’s perspective topic of April 17 Scientia

As Rice reflects on its past 100 years, the Scientia Lecture series is looking at the evolution of Rice from a small, regional institute to a major research university. Rice board member Bobby Tudor ’82 will present a trustee’s perspective of Rice’s past, present and future at the next Scientia lecture.

Bobby Tudor


The talk, which is free and open to the public, is set for 4 p.m. April 17 in Duncan Hall’s McMurtry Auditorium.

Tudor, who is chairman and CEO of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. LLC, was originally elected to the Rice Board of Trustees in 2006 and was re-elected to a four-year term in 2010. After a nearly 20-year career with Goldman Sachs, Tudor returned to Houston and started Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., an integrated energy investment and merchant bank that provides high-quality advice and services to institutional and corporate clients.

Tudor has a B.A. in English and legal studies from Rice and a J.D. from Tulane Law School. He is a former president of the “R” Association’s board of directors at Rice and has served on the ARA Board of Directors.

The theme of this year’s Scientia lecture series is “Rice: A Century of Change.” The evolution of Rice from a small, regional institute to a major research university is rooted in the vision of its various presidents and trustees, the ingenuity and insight of its faculty and the generosity of its supporters. In this centennial series, Scientia is looking at the decisive events that shaped the university in its first century and exploring the emerging fields of research that will shape the future of Rice.

More information on Scientia and webcasts of previous lectures are available at http://scientia.rice.edu/.


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