The list of Rice University people includes notable alumni, former students, faculty, and presidents of Rice University.

Alumni

The names of Distinguished Alumni Award recipients is available online[1] (the list is arranged alphabetically and includes recipients of other Rice University awards)

Selected Rice Alumni
Howard Hughes, former aviator, engineer, industrialist, film producer and director
Alberto Gonzales, former U.S. Attorney General
Josh Earnest, former White House Press Secretary
John Kline, U.S. Congressman
Annise Parker, 61st mayor of Houston
Tim League, founder of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Peggy Whitson, NASA astronaut
Lance Berkman, MLB player

Government and politics

Note: individuals who belong in multiple sections appear in the most relevant section.

U.S. Cabinet Secretaries

U.S. Ambassadors

Other federal officials

U.S. Senators and Congressmen

Governors

Mayors

State and local officials

Judges

Other

Arts and letters

Architecture

Fashion

Film, television and radio

History and journalism

Literature

Music

Visual art

Business

Science and technology

Astronauts

NASA flight directors

Nobel laureates

Other sciences

Academia

Religion

Sports

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Tennis

Track and field

Other

Miscellaneous

Faculty and staff

Nobel laureates

Other faculty

Staff

Presidents of Rice

  1. Edgar Odell Lovett (president founding to 1946)
  2. William V. Houston (president 1946–1961)
  3. Kenneth Pitzer (president 1961–1968)
  4. Norman Hackerman (president 1970–1985)
  5. George Rupp (president 1985–1993)
  6. Malcolm Gillis (president 1993–2004)
  7. David Leebron (president 2004 to 2022)
  8. Reginald DesRoches (president 2022 to present)

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