MBA Student Government Leadership Summit to take place at Rice Nov. 17-18


David Ruth

Jeff Falk

MBA Student Government Leadership Summit to take place at Rice Nov. 17-18

HOUSTON – (Nov. 15, 2016) – Student government leaders from the country’s top MBA programs will gather at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business Nov. 17-18 for the MBA Student Government Leadership Summit to discuss leadership challenges and best practices.

Rice’s Jones School is recognized as a top-20 business school.

Rice’s Jones School is recognized as a top-20 business school.

The conference is designed to shape America’s future leaders through MBA student government leadership presentations, roundtable discussions on best practices, nationally recognized speakers and networking opportunities, according to organizers.

Featured speakers will include Jay Steinfeld, founder and CEO of; Annise Parker, professor in the practice at Rice and senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Neighborhood Centers Inc.; Todd Dewett, president of TVA Inc.; and Dorit Donoviel, director of the Biomedical Innovation Laboratory and assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Space Medicine. For a complete list of speakers and the agenda, see

The event is hosted by the Jones Student Association, Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship.

What: MBA Student Government Leadership Summit.

When: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, and 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. Donoviel’s presentation will be at 7:40 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Omni Houston Hotel, Colonnade Room, 4 Riverway.

Where: Rice University, McNair Hall’s Shell Auditorium and Anderson Family Commons, 6100 Main St. Parking is available in the Central Campus Garage. For directions, see

Members of the news media who want to attend (at no cost) should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6775.


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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 home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,910 undergraduates and 2,809 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 is ranked No. 1 for happiest students and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.