History: Steeped in Excellence and Tradition

The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business is one of seven academic units of Rice University.  Named in honor of the late Jesse Holman Jones, a prominent Houstonian and world-renowned business and civic leader, the school received its initial funding in 1974 through a major gift from the Houston Endowment.  The Houston Endowment is a philanthropic foundation established by Jones and his wife, Mary Gibbs Jones. 

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