Undergraduate Admission
Rice: Unconventional Wisdom

Business Leaders

D. Kent Anderson '62
Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Businessman

President of Anderson Family Partnership and former president of Allied Bancshares; director of the Houston Endowment

Subha V. Barry '85
School of Social Sciences
Businesswoman

Former senior vice president and chief diversity officer at Freddie Mac; former managing director and global head of diversity and inclusion for Merrill Lynch

Garrett Boone '66
School of Humanities
Businessman

Co-founder, chairman emeritus and CEO of The Container Store

Heidi Burnett '89
Wiess School of Natural Sciences and School of Social Sciences
Human Resource Executive

Partner at Mercer; previously a partner at Aon Hewitt, and Vice President of the non-profit Next Jump

Robert L. Clarke '63
School of Social Sciences
Businessman

Senior Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP; former comptroller of the currency under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush

James W. Crownover '65
George R. Brown School of Engineering
Businessman

Former director of McKinsey and Company, Inc.; former chairman of the Rice Board of Trustees

John Doerr '73
George R. Brown School of Engineering
Venture Capitalist

Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers and called the "king of Silicon Valley" by Forbes; directed venture capital funding to some of the world's most successful technology companies, including Amazon.com and Google; earlier in his career founded Silicon Compilers, a VLSI CAD software company, and @Home, the first broadband cable Internet service; elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009

Bruce W. Dunlevie '79
School of Humanities
Venture Capitalist

Founder and general partner at Benchmark Capital; former general partner at Merrill, Pickard, Anderson and Eyre

Mark Durcan '84
George R. Brown School of Engineering
Businessman

Chief Executive Officer at Micron Technology, one of the world's leading semiconductor companies

Lynn Laverty Elsenhans '78
School of Social Sciences
Businesswoman

Former chairwoman, CEO and president of Sunoco, Inc.; former president and country chair for Shell Oil Company; named one of the top 50 Most Powerful Women by Fortune in 2009

Douglas L. Foshee '92
Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business
Businessman

Chairman, president and chief executive officer of Sallyport Investments LLC; former chairman, president and CEO of El Paso Corporation, one of the largest natural gas producers in North America; former executive vice president, COO and CFO of Halliburton; former chair of Torch Energy Association

Susanne Morris Glasscock '62
School of Social Sciences
Businesswoman

Former vice president for Texas Aromatics, Inc.; principal donor for Rice's Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

Henry Hernandez, Jr. '78
George R. Brown School of Engineering
Businessman

Vice president, director of Diversity and Inclusion at SAIC; former vice president and chief diversity officer at American Express

Maryana Iskander '97
School of Social Sciences
Businesswoman

Chief Operating Officer at Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator; former COO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America; former Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University

Leezie Kim '93
School of Social Sciences
Restauranteur and Lawyer

Vice President and General Counselor for Fox Restaurant Concepts

Robert R. Maxfield '63
George R. Brown School of Engineering
Businessman

President of the Maxfield Foundation; co-founded ROLM Corporation with Rice alumni Gene Richeson, M. Kenneth Oshman and Walter Lowenstern; ROLM Corporation was acquired by IBM in 1984

Burt McMurtry '56
George R. Brown School of Engineering
Venture Capitalist

Co-founder and general partner of Technology Venture Investors; principal donor for McMurtry College, Rice's 11th residential college

Lanham Napier '93
School of Social Sciences
Businessman

Chief Executive Officer of Rackspace, an IT hosting company; in 2011, was listed No. 2 on Forbes' "America's 20 Most Powerful CEOs 40 and Under," which lists young chief executives of the biggest publicly traded companies by market capitalization in the United States

Amy H. Nelson '91
George R. Brown School of Engineering and School of Social Sciences
Entrepreneur

Founder and President of Greenridge Advisors, LLC.; serves on the board of Apache Corporation

M. Kenneth Oshman '62
George R. Brown School of Engineering
Businessman

Was chairman and CEO of Echelon Corporation; former CEO, president and director of ROLM Corporation, a company he co-founded with Rice alums Gene Richeson, Walter Lowenstern and Robert Maxfield

Sam K. Reed '70
School of Social Sciences
Businessman

Chairman, CEO and president of TreeHouse Foods, Inc., which provides products for private label, retail and food service industries

Hector Ruiz '73
George R. Brown School of Engineering
Businessman

Chairman of GlobalFoundries, Inc.; former chairman, CEO, president and COO of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., and former president of Motorola Inc.'s semiconductor products sector

Robert B. Tudor III '82
School of Humanities
Businessman

Chairman and CEO of Tudor, Pickering, Holt and Co.; principal donor to Rice's Tudor Fieldhouse; current chairman of the Rice Board of Trustees

James S. Turley '77
School of Social Sciences
Businessman

Chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young LLP

Jim Whitehurst '89
George R. Brown School of Engineering and School of Social Sciences
Businessman

Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat, a leading open source software firm; formerly served as Chief Operating Officer of Delta Air Lines

Glenn Youngkin '90
George R. Brown School of Engineering and School of Social Sciences
Businessman

Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer at The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest and most successful investment firms