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Friday, October 15, 1999

Parks elected to serve on trustees board

Judge Bob Parks of the 143rd Judicial District of Texas was elected to the Rice University Board of Trustees at its September meeting.

In addition to Parks, the board also named three other new members: Michael Lynch, managing director of Goldman, Sachs & Co.; James W. Crownover, retired managing director of McKinsey and Co.; and Janice Doty, executive vice president of Harris McCully Associates Inc.

"Rice is indeed fortunate to have these strong additions to its board," said Board Chairman E. William Barnett. "I have no doubt that each will make a major contribution to the forward progress of this university during an extremely important time in its history."

Parks has served as judge of the 143rd District since 1986. After earning his bachelor of arts degree in history from Rice in 1973, Parks attended the University of Texas Law School where he was awarded his jurisprudence degree in 1976. A year later he was admitted to the State Bar of Texas.

Parks' professional activities include serving as a board member of the Texas Center for Judiciary, as president of the Monahans-Ward County Bar Association, as president of the Trans-Pecos Bar Association and as a fellow of the Texas Bar Association.

He remains active in the Rice community. He served as a mentor as part of the Association of Rice Alumni (ARA) Mentoring program and has a member of the ARA's board of directors from 1995 to 1998.

Rice University is one of America's best teaching and research universities. It is distinguished by its personal size, outstanding faculty and students, superior teaching, residential college system, and collaborative and interdisciplinary culture. Rice is located on America's South Coast and in the nation's fourth largest city.

Chili supper planned

A Chili Supper will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, at the Austin Elementary School Cafeteria.

Tickets are $3.50 and can be purchased from Austin Elementary School parents or the office.

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the supper.

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