Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Office of Resource Development, Vice President for Resource Development, Eric Johnson UA 196



creator Rice University
Title: Rice University Office of Resource Development, Vice President for Resource Development, Eric Johnson
Dates: 1996-2007
Abstract: This collection includes a variety of files that reflect the daily affairs of the Vice President for Resource Development’s office, Rice University Office of Resource Development.
Identification: UA 196
Quantity: 15 Linear Feet14 boxes
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

In the earliest years of Development activity at Rice following the $33 million campaign (1965-1969), leadership was provided by alumni. In August of 1969 Sam Emison, ’25, and an Alumni Governor, accepted the assignment to be in charge of Development, but because of ill health he stepped down a year later. In September of 1970, Charles F. Moser, ’39, who had been executive director of the Alumni Association for the preceding nine-and-a-half months, was appointed assistant to the president for Development by President Norman Hackerman. This position was assumed by Dr. William W. Akers, professor of chemical engineering, in June 1973, when Charles Moser became director of the university’s Enhancement Program. The agreement was that Dr. Akers, a member of the Rice faculty since 1947, would continue his teaching and research while devoting half his time to heading the university’s Development office. Dr. Akers had been closely associated with the $33 million campaign and had served as chairman of the faculty-staff division of the annual fund drive. In 1972 he was the national vice chairman for the community division. He had been a member of the national Rice University Fund Council, the advisory body for the university’s major support programs, since it was organized in 1970.

In April 1975 Dr. Akers was promoted to the office of vice president for External Affairs and as such oversaw both Development and Public Affairs. The person who was to become Development director in 1979, Margaret “Sully” Alsobrook, had been working at Rice since 1955. She had organized the Rice Associates program and from 1969 had helped develop the Annual Fund, focused on alumni giving. Development activities under Sully’s supervision had grown to include the Annual Fund, Major Gifts, Planned Gifts, Corporate and Foundation Giving, and Research. She retired as director of Development in 1990.

In 1986 Kent E. Dove succeeded Dr. Akers as vice president for External Affairs, and he was succeeded in 1990 by Dr. Frank Ryan, under whom Public Affairs was separated from Development and Alumni Affairs in 1994, Dr. Ryan assuming leadership of Public Affairs.

In 1995 a new officer was hired to oversee Development, Kathryn Costello. She came to Rice with the title vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs. Her role was shortly renamed vice president for University Advancement, which once again included Public Affairs. In 1998 she left Rice to become the University of Georgia’s first senior vice president for External Affairs.

Kathryn Costello was followed in 1999 by Eric C. Johnson, who was hired with the title vice president for Resource Development. (From this point forward, Public Affairs became a separate division under its own vice president.) Johnson retired from this position in 2007, at which time Darrow Zeidenstein moved up to the head position from having been associate vice president for Development under Johnson.

Naturally the staff handling Development activities has greatly increased in size through the years. It numbered around twenty during Sully’s time and has now grown to over one hundred. The meaning of the title Development director has also changed. There are now many employees with the word director in their titles: executive director, senior director, associate director, assistant director, and director—each of these assigned, for instance, to a specific academic division or activity.


Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, agendas, meeting minutes, notes, budgets, correspondence and photographs from the Office of Eric Johnson, former Vice President for Resource Development, Rice University Office of Resource Development, from 1996-2007.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from Rice University Office of Resource Development, Vice President for Resource Development, Eric Johnson must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

notes
Rice University -- History
corrrespondence
photographs
Rice University Office of Resource Development
Johnson, Eric

Related Materials

Rice University Development Office Fund Council records, 1971-2002

Rice University Development Office $33 Million Campaign, 1965-1969


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Office of Resource Development, Vice President for Resource Development, Eric Johnson, UA 196, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was transferred by the Rice University Office of Resource Development, 2010.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Subject files A-M

Box Folder
1 1 Academic Council
2 Admissions
3 Advisory Board
7 Allen Center
8 "Allison" Flood Pictures
9 Allshouse, Bucky: ARA Alumni Gold Medal Nominee
10 Alumni Addresses
11 Alumni Affairs
12 Alumni Affairs (Space)
13 Alumni Affairs- 2003
14 Alumni Affairs- 2001 & 2002
15 Alumni College
16 Alumni Data
17 Alumni (Hispanic and Mex./Am)
18 Alumni Leadership Conference
19 Alumni Letter
20 Alumni (Recent)
21 Alumni Trustees
22 Alumni Volunteer Leadership Conf.
23 Alumni Website
24 Announcing a New President
25 Annual Gifts: 2001-2002
26 Annual Giving: 1996-2000
27 Anthropogenic Influences on Evolution
4 AFP: Association of Fundraising Professionals
5 AFP/Core Group
6 Shiekh Mohammed Bin Issa Al-Jaber
28 ARA Board
29 ARA Board (thru 2003)
30 ARA Constitution
31 Architecture
Box Folder
2 1 Art Acceptance Committee
2 Art Subcommittee
3 Arthur Anderson (Auditors)
4 Arthur Anderson (Internal Audit Reports)
5 ARTS Initiative
6 Asian Alumni
7 Asian Studies
8 "Ask the Experts" (4/20/01)
9 Associates
10 Athletics (1999-2002)
11 Athletics (2003-2004)
12 Athletics (2005)
13 Athletic Fundraising Evaluation
14 Auerbach Associates
Box Folder
3 1 Baker Institute
2 Bill Barnett (Retirement Celebration)
3 Baylor College of Medicine
4 Benchmark Information
5 Bio-Engineering
6 Biology Building- Fundraising
7 Board Meeting Presentations
8 Board of Trustees
9 Boniuk Center
10 Book Orders
11 Brown School of Engineering
12 Brown University
13 Budget
14 Budget- VP for Res. Development
15 Budget Model
16 Building Gifts
17 Building Projects
18 FY- Building Plans
19 Cain Project
20 California Support Staff
21 "Call to Conversation"
22 Campaign Case Statement
23 Campaign Celebration (end of); Bill Barnett
24 Campaign Commitments VP's and Deans
25 Campaign Data
26 Campaign Data- Other Universities
27 Campaign Facilities Goal
28 Campaign Kick-off
29 Campaign Leadership Committee
30 Campaign Leadership Working Group
31 Campaign Objectives
32 Campaign Participation by Trustees
33 Campaign Steering Committee
34 Campus Planning Disc. Group
35 Capital Projects
36 Carbone Lorraine Patents
Box Folder
4 1 Carnegie Mellon
2 CASE (Organization)
3 Catholic Chaplain
4 Centennial Working Group
5 Center for Arab & Islamic Studies
6 Center for Biological & Enviro Nanotechnology
7 Center for Education
8 Center for the Study of Cultures
9 Center for the Study of Houston
10 Center for Study of Languages
11 Central Quad
12 Changing Minds Winning Peace
13 Charity Navigator
14 Daniel Chavez
15 Chemistry
16 Chemical Engineering
17 Chevron
18 China
19 Civil Engineering
20 COFHE
21 Collaborative Research Center
22 Commencement
23 Communicating in the Majors
24 Communication Committee
25 Compaq
26 Compensation
27 Comp. & Appl. Mathematics
28 Computational Center for Translational Research on Cancer
29 Computational Finance & Economic Systems
30 Conflict of Interest Document
31 Connexions Project
32 Continental Airlines
33 Continuing Studies
Box Folder
5 1 Core Group (2000-2001)
2 Core Group (2002)
3 Core Group (2003-2004)
4 Corporations and Foundations
5 Gillis Correspondence (1999)- From
6 Correspondence 1999
7 Correspondence 2000
8 Correspondence 2001
9 Correspondence 2002
10 Correspondence 2003
11 Correspondence 2004
12 Correspondence 2005
13 Correspondence 2006
14 Correspondence 2007
Box Folder
6 1 Correspondence to "MG"- 2004
2 Correspondence to "MG"- 2003
3 Correspondence from "MG" (2002-2004)
4 Correspondence to "MG"
5 Correspondence from: DL
6 Correspondence to: DL
7 Cow Parade
8 Jim Crownover
9 David- Meetings
10 Deans' Council
11 Dean of Undergraduates
12 Dean's Training
13 Debbie Diamond
14 Development Communications
15 Dev. Officer's Profiles
16 Development Calendar
17 Development Priorities Committee
18 Development Publications
19 Development Services
20 Diversity
21 Donor Advised Funds
22 Donor Relations
23 Drug Discovery Consortium
24 Earth Sciences
25 Ed. and Research Collaborations
26 Eduventures
27 Emergency Management Plan
28 Employee Recruitment Survey
29 Endowed Chairs
30 Endowed Scholarship Working Group
31 Endowed Scholarships
32 Endowment
Box Folder
7 1 Energy & Env. Systems Institute (EESI)
2 Energy Initiative
3 Energy Companies
4 Engagement Rice/Houston
5 Engineering
6 Eng./Science Bldg.
7 Engineering Without Borders
8 Enrollment
9 Equal Employment Opportunities & Affirmative Action
10 Events Calendar
11 Event Expenses
12 Evolutionary Effects
13 "Face" Book
14 Fact Sheet (Institutional Research)
15 Faculty Associates (Outstanding)
16 Faculty Research
17 Faculty/Staff Challenge
18 Families Weekend
19 Financial Aid
20 Financial Engineering
21 Financial Statements
22 Fiscal Year Comparison
23 Focus Groups
24 Fondren Library: Master Planning Study
25 Fondren Library
26 Library Project
27 Football Games - Seats
28 Former Board Members Presentation
29 Fundraising Retreat for Deans
30 "Future Use" Info
31 Geology Building
32 Gift Acknowledgement P & P - Carnegie Mellon
33 Gift Planning Marketing
34 "A Decade of Goals and Instruments" (MG)
35 Gillis, M. - Professorship
36 Giving Societies
37 Giving Society (New)
38 Governance Characteristics at Selected Priv. Res. Universities
39 Government Relations
40 Graduate Alumni
41 Graduate Fellowships
42 Grenzebach Glier & Assoc.
43 Gulf Coast Consortia
44 "High Tech Donors" (Schervish)
45 Homecoming
46 Hoots
47 Houston Survey
48 Human Resources-Related
49 Humanities
50 Ideas to Action
51 Imperial College
52 Institutional Research
53 Insurance Arbitrage
54 Interdisciplinarity at Rice
55 Internal Audit
56 Internal Internship Program
57 International Alumni & Parents
58 International Students
59 Internship for Freshmen
60 "Iraq" Guiding Principles for U.S. Post-Conflict Policy
61 iRice
62 ITESM
Box Folder
8 1 Eric Johnson
2 Jones Graduate School
3 KTRU
4 Kaspick & Co.
5 Lacrosse Team
6 Lansing & Associates
7 Leadership
8 Leadership Rice
9 Leadership Study
10 David Leebron
11 Letters of Delegation
12 Los Alamos
13 Lovett Speech
14 Lowrey Arboretum
15 Making the Case for Houston: Measuring Rice's Impact on the City
16 Martel College
17 Marts & Lundy
18 2004-2005 Martel Students
19 Master Planning Retreats
20 Mayor's Main Street Coalition
21 Matriculation
22 Mayan Resorts
23 MBNA & First USA
24 McKinsey & Company
25 McMurtry Event - 1/05
26 Memorial Resolutions
27 Memos 2007
28 Memos 2006
29 Memos 2005
30 Memos 2004
31 Memos 2003
32 Memos 2002
Box Folder
9 1 Memos 2001
2 Memos 2000
3 Memos 1999
4 Thom. Moser-Cabinetmakers
5 Minority Alumni
6 Minority Board Prospects
7 Mission Critical Objectives (FY '06)
8 MIT Corporate Support
9 M.I.T. Reunion
10 Monthly Visit Summary
11 Gordon & Betty Moore Fdn.
12 Motivation & Morale Committee



Series II: Subject files N-Z

Box Folder
9 13 Named Bio-Research Institute
14 Nano-Bio Info
15 Nanoscale Science & Technology
16 National Philanthropy Day
17 Dean of Natural Sciences
18 Weiss School of Natural Sciences
19 NEH Challenge Grant
20 New Campaign
21 Newspaper/Magazine Articles (1999-2002)
Box Folder
10 1 Newspaper/Magazine Articles
2 Newspaper/Magazine Articles
3 New Trustee Briefing 6/1/00
4 New Trustee Briefing 1/28/00
5 New Trustee Briefing 9/7/99
6 Nominating Committee
7 O'Connor House Project
8 Operations Council 2003-2005
9 Organizational Change
10 Organizational Development-Res. Dev.
11 Owl Club
12 "Owl Light"
13 Performance Pay
14 Photo Layout-EJ's Office
15 Pin Oak Horse Show
16 Pith Helmet Meetings 2005-2007
17 Pith Helmet Correspondence
18 Pitzer
19 Planned Giving
20 Policies & Procedures
21 "Planned Giving Advisory Committee"- Presentation 5/1/00
22 Pre-Board Meeting
23 Pre-Campaign Planning
24 Pre-paid Tuition Plans
25 Presidential Discretionary Funds
26 Presidential Retreat- Aug. 26-27, 2004
27 Presidential Retreat- 5/25/05
28 Presidential Transition
29 Presidential Visits
30 Professional Development Plans
Box Folder
11 1 Presentation (6/17/03)): Visibility Index IV
2 Presentation (1/27/03): Science & Engineering
3 Presentation (9/9/00): Student Assn. Fall Retreat
4 Presentation (3/15/00): "College Masters"
5 Presentation (3/13/00): "Major Gifts Committee"
6 Presentation (2/00): "Faculty Briefing"
7 Presentation: History of Fundraising
8 Project Wall
9 Project 2012
10 Provost
11 Public Affairs
12 Local/National Publications
13 Pyramid Principle
14 "Quality" Team
15 "R" Association
16 Recruiting
17 Reference Material
18 Regional Prospect Analysis
19 Registrar
20 Residential Colleges - New
21 Retaining Young Faculty
22 Retreat 5/17/05
23 Retreat 8/22/05 - Hotel Icon
24 Rice "990"
25 Rice Alliance
26 Rice Alliance for Entrepreneurship (Goose Society)
27 Rice Design Alliance
28 Rice Engineering Alumni Board of Directors
29 Rice Facts
30 Rice Family Tree
31 Rice Leaders Program
32 Rice Organization Chart
33 Rice "Policy"
34 WM. Marsh Rice Scholars
35 "Rice: The Next Century"
36 Rice/UK Collaboration
37 Rice University (in the news)
38 Rice - TMS
39 Rice Trust Inc.
40 Rice Women's Conference
41 RMC Signage
42 Robber Barons Conference 2000
43 Robber Barons Conference 2001
44 Robber Barons Conference 2002 (Chicago)
45 Robber Barons Conference 2003 (St. Louis)
46 RUFC Council
47 SACS (Accreditation)
48 Salary Administration
49 Saudi Roundtable
50 Saudi Arabia
Box Folder
12 1 Science/Engineering
2 Scholarship Challenge
3 Scholarship Programs
4 Sexual Harassment Complaints
5 Search Committee-Dean of Engineering
6 Search Committee-Dean of Social Sciences
7 Search Consultants
8 Second Stage-Strategic Planning
9 Senior Staff Mtgs: January, 2000-June, 2000
10 Senior Staff Meetings
11 Self Study-Marts & Lundy
12 Shell Center
13 Shepherd School
14 Sick, Bill
15 Silicon Valley
16 Slebos, William: The Constellation Group
17 Solar
18 Dean of Social Sciences
19 Society of Families
20 Space
21 Space Physics & Astronomy
22 Speakers
23 Special Events
24 Speeches-ECJ
25 Sponsored Research
26 Standing Committees
27 Stanford University
28 Stock
29 Strategic Philanthropic Project Data Gathering Template
30 VP Student Affairs
31 Student Fundraising
32 Student Recommended Changes
33 Study of Leadership
34 Study of Women & Gender
35 Support Staff Issues
36 Surveys
37 Survey 1997
Box Folder
13 1 T.A.I.R.
2 Team Stages Workshop: K. Cavanough/Wm. Slebos
3 Tec de Monterrey
4 Tech Transfer
5 Technion
6 Telophone System (New)
7 Terry Shepard
8 Texas Institute for Study and Health
9 Texas Instruments
10 Texas Nanotechnology Research Initiative
11 TMC Brochure
12 "The Trust"
13 Top Prospect Meetings
14 Training
15 Transformational Gifts
16 Trustees Emeriti
17 Turkey
18 "$2B" Idea
19 Undergraduate Growth Model
20 United Kingdom
21 United Way
22 IUB (Bremen International University)
23 University Events
24 University Professors
25 Vandiver Brown
26 Visions for the 2nd Century
27 Volunteers
28 Volunteer Newsletter
29 Washburn & McGoldrick
30 Washington, DC Contacts
31 Web Strategy
32 Welch Foundation
33 West Coast Region
34 Wiess College
35 Wiess House
36 Witt/Kieffer
Box Folder
14 1 Rice Trust Inc. 2004
2 Rice Trust, Inc. 2005
3 Rice Trust, Inc. 2006 [1/2]
4 Rice Trust, Inc. 2006 [2/2]
5 Rice Trust, Inc. 2007
6 Development Priorities CMTE [1/2]
7 Development Priorities CMTE [2/2]
8 Budget CMTE, F4 06, Strategy and Planning Group [1/2]
9 Budget CMTE, F4 06, Strategy and Planning Group [2/2]