President, provost set faculty and staff town hall for Aug. 3

President David Leebron and Provost Reginald DesRoches will host a virtual town hall for Rice faculty and staff regarding the university’s plans for the fall semester at 4 p.m. Aug. 3.

Leebron and DesRoches will be joined by Dean of Undergraduates Bridget Gorman, Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Seiichi Matsuda, Vice Provost for Research Yousif Shamoo, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Fred Higgs, Vice President for Administration Kevin Kirby, and Vice President for International Operations and Information Technology Klara Jelinkova.

To join the town hall, visit and enter the password sent to faculty and staff in a July 30 email from the provost’s office.

Questions can be submitted in advance at; they can also be submitted during the town hall. In addition, a set of frequently asked questions will be posted following the event.

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Matt Wilson is a senior editor in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.