Rice University elects 3 new trustees to board

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Business leaders Donald Bowers, Bart Broadman and Holli Ladhani have been elected to the Rice University Board of Trustees. Each will serve a four-year term that starts July 1.
“We’re excited to welcome Donald, Bart and Holli to the Rice University Board of Trustees,” said Board Chairman Bobby Tudor. “With expertise ranging from banking and investing to energy industry leadership and community engagement, they bring valuable perspectives as the board focuses on the university’s Vision for the Second Century, Second Decade (V2C2).”
“We are adding three talented people with a great diversity of experience and perspectives,” Rice President David Leebron said. “We look forward to working with Donald, Bart and Holli and tapping their expertise as we execute our new strategic plan for the university.”
Donald Bowers
Bowers is vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Houston branch. He has executive responsibilities for the Dallas Fed’s Industry Outreach Program and the community engagement, corporate secretary and law enforcement functions at the Houston branch. His career at the Federal Reserve Bank began in 1990 when he was a student intern in the Research Department. He joined the bank’s Management Development Program in 1991 and supported the Facilities and Accounting departments and served as manager of the Human Resources Department, as operations officer and as assistant vice president before being appointed vice president in 2015.
A former president of the Association of Rice Alumni Board of Directors, Bowers served on the executive planning committees for ARUBA (Association of Rice University Black Alumni): Blueprint for Excellence Centennial Celebration in 2012 and the yearlong celebration of 50 years of black undergraduate life at Rice in 2016. A graduate of United Way’s Project Blueprint Leadership Development Program, Bowers has demonstrated his sincere interest in the community and education by serving on the boards of the American Leadership Forum, Children at Risk and Houston Area …

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