Jones School, Rice Athletics to host Astros president and CEO

Amy Hodges
713-348-6777
amy.hodges@rice.edu

Chuck Pool
713-348-5775
cpool@rice.edu

HOUSTON – (April 17, 2012) – Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business in partnership with Rice Athletics will host Houston Astros president and CEO George Postolos for the 2012 Rice Sports and Business Series April 25 in McNair Hall on the Rice campus, 6100 Main St.

Postolos, who joined the Astros in 2011, will give a presentation titled “The New Astros – an Athletic Body and a Business Core: How It Happened and Where It Is Headed.” The event will include a 6 p.m. reception in the Anderson Family Commons, followed by the program in Shell Auditorium at 6:30.

The Rice Sports and Business Series is an annual set of presentations highlighting former student athletes who have successfully transitioned into careers in business or as leaders in the sports business marketplace.

The event is free, but registration is required. Register online at http://business.rice.edu/sbs_2012.

Members of the media can obtain credentials by contacting Amy Hodges, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amy.hodges@rice.edu.

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Related materials:

Jones Graduate School of Business: http://business.rice.edu/

Rice Athletics: http://www.riceowls.com

Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is known for its “unconventional wisdom.” With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 4 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to www.rice.edu/nationalmedia/Rice.pdf

About Amy Hodges

Amy is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.