S. Malcolm Gillis

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Stephen Malcolm Gillis
Malcolm Gillis crop 2009 CHAO.jpg
President of Rice University
In office
Preceded by George Erik Rupp
Succeeded by David Leebron
Personal details
Born December 28, 1940
Spouse(s) Elizabeth
Alma mater University of Florida

Dr. Stephen Malcolm Gillis is an American academic. He served as the sixth president of Rice University in Houston, Texas from 1993 until 2004. He is currently University Professor and Ervin Kenneth Zingler Professor of Economics at Rice.[2]


External video
Malcolm Gillis on "The Potential of Quantum Computing and Nanotechnology", 2009, Chemical Heritage Foundation


He received a Bachelor of Arts in 1962 and a Master of Arts in 1963 from the University of Florida, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Illinois in 1968.[1] While he was a student at Florida, he became a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.[3]


Prior to serving as Rice University president, Gillis was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Duke University (1991-1993) and Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Duke (1986-1991).[4]

He is one of four Co-Chairmen of Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.[5]

He sits on the Board of Directors of CRDF Global and Halliburton.[1][6]


  1. ^ a b c NNDB Profile
  2. ^ Gillis's web page at rice.edu
  3. ^ The Seminole. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida. 1962. p. 280. 
  4. ^ Gillis's web page at rice.edu
  5. ^ "co-chairman welcome". Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Halliburton Board of Directors

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Academic offices
Preceded by
George Erik Rupp
President of Rice University
Succeeded by
David Leebron