Bio for Priscilla Jane Huston

Retired December 31, 1999 as

Assistant to the Provost for Special Projects

Rice University

January 2000


Involved in academic computing since 1964, Priscilla Huston's work has spanned many changes in information technology. It has involved proposing and installing new technologies and organizational approaches; proposing, designing and building computing service facilities; serving on and chairing committees; supporting staff professional development and collaborative skills; and interfacing with a wide variety of individuals and organizations on and off campuses.

Nationally she has been involved with a number of organizations, vendor related advisory committees, panels and other activities. She has served on the EDUCOM Board of Trustees and served as Chair in 1991 and 1992. Since 1996, she has co-chaired the Seminars for Academic Computing's Executive Seminar.

Ms. Huston was on loan from Rice University to the National Science Foundation where she was Program Director for the NSFNET program from March 1993 until July 1996. During this time she was also Director of Outreach for Information Systems at Rice University.

Beginning July 1996, Priscilla Huston served as Assistant to the Provost for Special Projects at Rice University, where her primary responsibilities involved faculty support for curriculum review, the creation of a faculty handbook, support for environmental programs and other special projects such as the preparation of grant proposals, educational outreach, etc. She retired to care for her mother December 31, 1999.

Since 1970 she has been actively involved with the Rice University undergraduate college system. She has served as co-Master and Master of Hanszen and Jones colleges respectively and is currently an active associate at Jones College where she was recognized as Distinquished University Associate for 1998-99.

She is serving on the Urban Systemic Initiative Advisory Board to HISD and took one of the leadership roles in the preparation of the HU-LINC (Houston Urban Initiatives in a Networked Community) proposal.

She serves on Review Panels for NSF and other agencies, particularly on topics related to Advanced Networking Infrastructure, Digital Libraries and Education.

Priscilla Jane Huston

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Houston TX 77025

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