Reception to honor Crownover set for May 6

Jim Crownover

Jim Crownover

Rice faculty and staff are invited to a reception honoring outgoing Board of Trustees Chair James Crownover ’65 at Cohen House from 4 to 6 p.m. May 6.

Crownover, who will step down as board chair June 30, became a Rice trustee in 1999 and led the team that recruited David Leebron as Rice’s seventh president. Crownover is in his second term as board chair, a period during which Rice launched its Centennial Campaign, implemented the 10-point Vision for the Second Century that included a 37 percent increase in the undergraduate and graduate student population and $800 million in campus construction and renovation, and recently celebrated its centennial.

Crownover will be succeeded by Bobby Tudor ’82 as board chair.

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