Office of the Provost


Reginald DesRoches

Reginald DesRoches is Rice University’s provost and will become the university's eighth president in July. He also serves as professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. As the university’s chief academic officer, DesRoches works closely with the president to advance the university’s teaching, research and service mission. The provost leads strategic efforts to ensure the university's academic and research programs are world-class, and are aligned with the university’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity. These responsibilities include leading academic programs and initiatives across the university’s eight schools, which serve some 7,500 students, and numerous centers and institutes.

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By the Numbers

Campus Location

Allen Center, Suite 430
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

Mailing Address

Office of the Provost, MS-2
Rice University
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Contact Information

713.348.4026 (phone)
713.348.5971 (fax)