Next athletics director to be introduced Monday


David Ruth

Rice to introduce next athletics director at news conference Monday morning

HOUSTON — (Sept. 8, 2013) — Rice University President David Leebron will introduce the school’s next athletics director at a news conference at 11 a.m. Sept. 9 in the R Room at Rice Stadium.

WHO:             Athletics director, President Leebron and other university officials.

WHAT:           News conference to announce next athletics director.

WHEN:          11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9.

WHERE:        R Room, Rice Stadium on the campus of Rice University, 6100 Main St.

Media should park on the apron area outside Gate 4 at Rice Stadium; parking inside the stadium is restricted.

Due to space constraints, the news conference is not open to the public.

For more information, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6327.


Additional information:

A map of the Rice campus can be found here.

Previous documents:

President Leebron announces AD search committee

Search Committee Chair Kevin Kirby update

Athletics director job specification

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About David Ruth

David Ruth is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.