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COVIC-19 prompts 1-year pause to Rice Leadership Program

2018-20 rice leadership development program class

• By Vicky Boyd, Editor • Normally in mid-July, Steve Linscombe would be mailing out brochures that promote the upcoming Rice Leadership Development Program and that seek rice industry applicants. But like so many events and programs this year, the leadership program has been disrupted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, says Linscombe, who heads the Rice Foundation, which oversees the ... Read More »

Program provides leadership succession planning

Vicky Boyd

As I looked out at the attendees of the recent rice leadership program alumni dinner in Little Rock, Arkansas, I couldn’t help but notice how many of today’s leaders were graduates of the program. Possibly even more heartening was the large number of young people who had recently completed the program and were poised to take on industry leadership rolls. ... Read More »

Retiring rice leadership ‘dad’ leaves huge boots to fill

Vicky Boyd

Chuck Wilson, who manages the Rice Leadership Development Program and is director of The Rice Foundation, is like a proud father when one of his leadership graduates shines. In fact, he refers to the producers and allied industry members who have graduated the 28-year-old program as his “174 children.” Read More »