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Rice gets $100M grant for future student center, new endowments
Brittany Britto, Staff writer
Sep. 22, 2021
Rice University has received $100 million from the Moody Foundation to build a new student center on campus and to create endowments that support student opportunity and success.
The planned Moody Center for Student Life and Opportunity is intended to become a focal point for the private university and will be designed by Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates, the same architect who designed the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
With Rice’s plans to increase the undergraduate student body by 20 percent by fall 2025, the 80,000-square-foot center is expected to have three levels, with ample space for a range of student programming. It will replace the existing Rice Memorial Center, which was built more than 60 years ago to accommodate a fifth of the student population expected over the next four years.
The facility will include a multicultural center, a rooftop auditorium, a variety of gathering and event spaces, and a memorial to 10 Navy ROTC students from Rice who died in 1953 when their plane crashed en route to a training mission in Virginia.
Some elements of the existing center, including its chapel and the cloisters, will remain. Construction is expected to begin in early 2022 and finish in late 2023.
Rice President David Leebron, who plans to step down in June, envisions the center to be a place where students will “broaden their engagements and experiences in ways that will empower their success throughout their lives.”
“It will also enable us to both connect more deeply with Houston and with the world,” Leebron said in a written statement. “This will be the epitome of what an inclusive and outward-looking student center should be. It will serve the 21st-century understanding of the essential elements of student education, which go far beyond the classroom experience.”
The charitable foundation’s gift will also establish the Moody Fund for Student Opportunity, which will support student programs hosted in the student center and throughout the university.
Elle Moody, a Rice alumna and a trustee of both the university and the Galveston-based Moody Foundation, said she believes the gift “will have a profound and lasting effect on the campus and its students.”
The foundation’s $100 million gift is one of two of the largest single donations the university has received, matching the $100 million grant from the Robert A. Welch Foundation last September to create Rice’s Welch Institute.