Rice University and historically Black Texas Southern University have announced a partnership to share resources, expertise, and best practices to build stronger bridges between the institutions and the community.
According to a statement from the university, “Rice is committed to creating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion on its campus, and one way to accomplish that is by creating partnerships such as the one with TSU. The partnership will bring many benefits, contributing to the growth and success of both institutions and promoting greater equity and inclusion in higher education and beyond.
“We recognize that the success of both of our institutions and our society as a whole depends on the full participation and engagement of all individuals from a range of backgrounds and experiences,” said Reginald DesRoches, president of Rice University. “We are committed to working together to create a strong partnership that ensures every member of our community has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.”
“Texas Southern University is an elite HBCU focused on transforming the lives of its students while responding to the grand challenges plaguing corporate America and urban communities,” added Lesia Crumpton-Young, president of Texas Southern University. “This partnership with Rice will advance our efforts to achieve this mission and attain unprecedented success at an accelerated pace. Our partnership will greatly benefit Houston and citizens throughout Texas.”