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RUPP PRESIDENCY
1985 - 1993
CREATING CENTERS OF EDUCATION
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George Erik Rupp, Rice's 5th president, comes to the university from the Harvard Divinity School, where he served as dean.

Known for his imaginative administrative style, Rupp significantly raises the university's national profile by establishing 6 interdisciplinary research centers, including the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.

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