President’s Distinguished Fellow Ruth Simmons to discuss her book

Ruth Simmons

Rice University will host a conversation with Ruth Simmons, a President’s Distinguished Fellow, at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, in Rice’s Brockman Hall for Opera. The discussion will focus on her recent novel “Up Home: One Girl’s Journey.” Khambrel Marshall, KPRC’s meteorologist and “Houston Newsmakers” host will moderate the event.

Simmons, a national leader in higher education, has served three institutions as president — Smith College, Brown University and Prairie View A&M University. A trustee emerita of Rice’s Board of Trustees, Simmons served on the board from 2014 to 2018. In April 2023, she joined Rice as a President’s Distinguished Fellow. In that role, Simmons advises the president’s office on a variety of matters and collaborates with faculty and staff to build programs for students to develop future leaders.

Simmons' book will be available for purchase at the event.

To register, please send an RSVP online.