Jones Partners Corporate Membership Benefits

The Jones Partners is a committed group of business professionals working to open doors, increase collaboration, and enhance thought leadership between the Jones School and the Houston business community. To apply for a corporate membership, please contact Jody Sommer at Jody.A.Sommer@rice.edu.

Corporate membership includes the following benefits:

Thought Leadership Series
– Gain different perspectives on current business issues from prominent industry leaders coupled with key Jones School faculty members. These evening events are preceded by a networking cocktail reception.

Breakfast Series – Get an inside look at the innovative learning processes that are a part of the Jones School experience through these interactive breakfast meetings with the dean of the Jones School, key faculty, staff and students.

Dean’s Lecture Series
– Attend formal presentations by prominent business leaders hosted by Jones School student leaders.

Members Only Special Events – Be our guest at select Jones School events as a Jones Partner Corporate member:



  Jones Partners Round Table Series – Join intimate lunchtime discussions on timely topics with Jones School faculty in small, focused settings.  
  Private VIP Reception – Welcome new members to the Jones Partners each fall
  Year-End Celebration – Attend a year-end reception to celebrate the Jones Partners accomplishments and network with other members.  


Open Enrollment Executive Education Courses – Take advantage of discounts on open enrollment courses based on corporate giving levels.

Access to Rice Talent – Interact with talent through the Spring Career Fair with free registration for Jones Partners corporate members. Receive quarterly Jones School resume books. Opportunities to recruit undergrad, graduate, MBA, PhD and alumni talent.

The Jones Journal – Receive the bi-annual alumni news magazine profiling the Jones School, alumni, faculty research, student achievements and news.

Business Information Center – Gain access to the Ruth and Gil Whitaker Business Information Center library resources at the Jones School.

Recognition – Printed recognition of your membership in the annual report.

Corporate Membership – Basic membership is $2500 and is renewed on an annual basis. Corporate members are allowed 10 guests per event.



For more information, please contact: Jody Sommer, Assistant Director, Corporate Relations; Jody.A.Sommer@rice.edu; 713-348-3857; The Jesse H. Jones School of Business, Rice University

Jones Partners Thought Leadership Series - Wayne Keathley
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Thursday, February 12, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
McNair Hall, Rice University
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Jones Partners Thought Leadership Series - Ellen Ochoa
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Jones Partners Roundtable Series - Wagner Kamakura
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
McNair Hall, Rice University
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