Reginald DesRoches

Dr. Reginald DesRoches, Rice University’s eighth President, speaks on educational equity at Breakthrough’s Cultivating Growth Luncheon. 

Education dramatically changed my life. The hard-earned opportunities my siblings and I were able to pursue must be afforded to all, but this will only happen when institutions of higher education step up their efforts to profoundly and measurably boost diversity, equity and inclusion on their campuses. These initiatives must do more than just open the door for those previously barred or underserved. We must create and maintain a place for everyone at the table, a community where all feel fully welcomed and empowered. Breakthrough Houston is doing just that.”