The James Turrell “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace (2012) at the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion at Rice University

David Leebron

Our vision and plan for the next decade is driven by our mission, our values, our essential attributes, our history and a driving ambition to contribute to our world through excellence in education and research. It consists of seven core goals. At the same time, we recognize that we are in a dramatically changing environment, both in higher education and the world at large. We must anticipate those changes, envision a future, plan for that future and adapt to it. Thus while these goals will guide us, they will also evolve along with our university as we seek to educate, improve and sustain our world.

Achieving these seven priorities depends upon the success and reputation of our eight schools as well as other major endeavors, including the Baker Institute for Public Policy, the Doerr Institute for New Leaders, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, other centers and institutes, Athletics and the Moody Center for the Arts. We must develop and execute strategies and secure the resources to advance achievement and recognition in all our schools and these other components of the university.