Centennial Celebration Leadership
J.D. Bucky Allshouse, Centennial Commission Co-Chair
J.D. Bucky Allshouse '71 is a Houston attorney and member of the Centennial Campaign cabinet who has been involved with the Rice community almost continuously since his graduation. A trustee since 1988, he also served as a board member and president of the Association of Rice Alumni and was president of the Owl Club from 1981 to 1983. Allshouse and his wife, Cynthia, helped drive the effort and raise the funds to support the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy and the Shepherd School of Music.
Teveia Rose Barnes, Centennial Commission Co-Chair
Teveia Rose Barnes '75 is a San Francisco attorney whose work in diversity programs is legendary. She founded Lawyers For One America to promote racial and ethnic diversity in the profession, has served as general counsel and executive director of the Bar Association of San Francisco and was associate general counsel and senior vice president of Bank of America. She joined the company of Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she was given the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award by the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession in 2004. She is currently a partner in the law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP and practices in the Finance & Financial Institutions and Bankruptcy & Business Reorganization groups.
Janice Doty, Centennial Commission Co-Chair
Janice Doty '60, of Greenwich, Conn., was for many years an executive with IBM. She has broad experience in sales, marketing, product development, corporate communications, direct marketing and real estate management. She led the development of the IBM Gallery of Arts and Science in New York City. When she became a Rice trustee in 1999, she was executive vice president of Harris McCully Associates, a career management consulting company in New York City. Doty also served on the executive committee of the Association of Rice Alumni board.
David W. Leebron, University President
David W. Leebron became the seventh president of Rice University on July 1, 2004 and is now leading Rice through a period of growth based on the 10-point Vision for the Second Century he launched during his first three years in office.
Under his leadership, the Rice campus has undertaken some $850 million in construction projects: two new residential colleges to house a 30 percent growth in the undergraduate student body, a 10-story research center to deepen Rice's collaboration with the Texas Medical Center, physics and sociology buildings, and new campus amenities including a library-based pavilion and recreation center.
Leebron has emphasized building Rice's international presence with active outreach to Asia and Latin America and, at the same time, has strengthened the university's local impact with multiple programs that connect students and faculty with Houston.
A native of Philadelphia, Leebron is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He began teaching in 1980 at the UCLA School of Law and in 1983 at the NYU School of Law. In 1989, Leebron joined the faculty of Columbia University School of Law where, in 1996, he was appointed dean. Currently part of the political science faculty at Rice, Leebron is an expert on international human rights, trade and corporate finance. Leebron is married to Y. Ping Sun and has two children, Daniel and Merissa.
Kathleen A. Boyd, Director, Centennial
Kathleen A. Boyd '80 brings extensive expertise in branding, customer experience design, product launch and event management to Rice's Centennial Celebration. She spent most of her career in the airline business, where she led design and implementation of Continental Airlines' blue-and-gold globe brand identity as well as its revolutionary international BusinessFirst product. As a Rice alumna, Kathleen is thrilled to be helping build Rice's brand and orchestrating its once-in-a-100-years customer experience, the Centennial Celebration.