Glasscock School partners with Houston to provide continuing education to city employees

Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies is now one of Houston’s select partner institutions for providing career development opportunities and continuing education for city employees.

Houston City Hall. Credit: University

The partnership kicked off at the city’s Career Development Symposium Oct. 23, and employees will be able to take advantage of the Glasscock School’s full palette of professional and executive education programs — from courses in data analytics to human resources and project management. The school offers a 10% discount off full tuition to city employees.

“We want to offer the quality programming Rice is known for to the city of Houston,” said Mary Lynn Fernau, director of executive and international programs at the Glasscock School. “We are an education hub for the city’s professional and nonprofits sectors, and this a great opportunity to provide that same level of excellence to our city’s civil workforce. They’re already doing such a tremendous job, and they deserve to have every resource to continue that work. We hope with this agreement others in the city will see what type of professional offerings we have, and how we can make a substantial impact on the city and its continuing workforce development. We are excited to be a partner in Houston’s future success.”

For more information about the Glasscock School’s professional and executive education programs, visit

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