The mission of the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies is to further Rice University’s commitment to educational outreach by providing lifelong personal and professional development opportunities to the larger community.
Established in 1967 with its first courses offered in 1968, the school now attracts more than 20,000 enrollments each year to its non-credit and credit programs and is the leading university continuing education program in Houston. In 2006, Continuing Studies officially became the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies to honor a generous endowment gift from Houstonians and Rice alumni Melbern G. and Susanne M. Glasscock.
To accommodate the continued growth of the Glasscock School, the D. Kent and Linda C. Anderson and Robert L. and Jean T. Clarke Center opened in spring 2014. The 53,000-square-foot building helps the Glasscock School increase its scope and grow its enrollment. It includes 24 classrooms, conference rooms, a language center, a freestanding auditorium and a commons area and terrace for events.