Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Rice University Provost Office Records: James Kinsey (interim) and David Auston, 1993-1995



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Auston, David
Title Rice University Provost Office Records: James Kinsey (interim) and David Auston
Dates: 1993-1995
Abstract: These records reflect the daily business of the Provost's office under interim Provost James Kinsey and Provost David Auston (1993-). They reveal the daily business of the Provost's Office, which has the overall responsibility for the institution's educational and research programs.
ID Rice UA Provost Kinsey/Auston
Extent 8 folders
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

James Kinsey, Dean of Rice University's Wiess School of Natural Sciences, was named interim provost by university president Malcolm Gillis in July 1993. The provost position was vacated by Neal Lane when he left Rice to become director of the National Science Foundation.

Kinsey came to Rice in 1988 as dean of Wiess School after 25 years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a chemistry professor. He also served as Chairman of MIT's chemistry department for five years during his tenure.

Excerpted from Rice University News Release, July 23, 1993.

David Auston was named provost by university president Malcolm Gillis in August 1994. He was Columbia's dean of engineering and applied science and the Morris and Alma Schapiro Professor of Engineering. He was member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. He earned his undergraduate and master's degree from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Excerpted from Rice University News Release, May 19, 1994.


Scope and Contents

These records reflect the daily business of the Provost's office under interim Provost James Kinsey and Provost David Auston (1993-). They reveal the daily business of the Provost's Office, which has the overall responsibility for the institution's educational and research programs. These files were previously intermingled with the files of the preceeding provost, Neal Lane. The files contain correspondence with the non-academic departments.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Permission to access these records must be obtained from the Provost’s Office. Contact the Woodson Research Center for instructions.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish these records must be obtained from the Provost’s Office. Contact the Woodson Research Center for instructions.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Kinsey, James.
Auston, David.
Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University - Provost's Office.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Provost Office Records: James Kinsey (interim) and David Auston, 1993-1995, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from Provost's Office.

Accruals

Additional materials related to Kinsey / Auston tenure are expected to be transfered to the Woodson Research Center in the future.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: On Campus - General, 1993 -

box folder
1 1 Continuing Studies, 1994
2 Distribution Courses, 1994-95
3 Foundation Courses, 1994
4 (Office of) Graduate Programs, 1993-94
5 Rice Institute for Policy Analysis (RIPA), 1994
6 Rice Quantum Institute (RQI), 1994
7 Rice University Press, 1993
8 Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP), 1994