Condoleezza Rice is the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow
on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and professor of political science
at Stanford University.
From January 2005 to 2009, she
served as the 66th secretary of state of the United States. Before serving as America's
chief diplomat, she served as assistant to the president for national security
affairs (national security adviser) from January 2001 to 2005.
Rice joined the Stanford University
faculty as a professor of political science in 1981 and served as Stanford University's provost from 1993 to 1999.
She was a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution from 1991 to 1993 and
returned to the Hoover Institution after serving as provost until 2001. As a
professor, Rice won two of the highest teaching honors: the 1984 Walter J.
Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 1993 School of Humanities
and Sciences Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching.
She has authored and coauthored
several books, including Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in
Statecraft (1995), with Philip Zelikow, The Gorbachev Era (1986),
with Alexander Dallin, and Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the
Czechoslovak Army (1984).
Rice served as a member of the
boards of directors for the Chevron Corporation, the Charles Schwab
Corporation, the Transamerica Corporation, and the International Advisory
Council of J.P. Morgan. She was a founding board member of the Center for a New
Generation, an educational support fund for schools in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park, California,
and was vice president of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula.
In addition, she has served on several local and national boards of foundations
and charitable organizations.
She currently serves as a member of
the board of trustees of the John
Center for the Performing
Arts. In addition, she is a fellow of the American Academy
of Arts and Sciences.
Rice earned her bachelor's degree
in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver
in 1974; her master's from the University of Notre Dame in 1975; and her Ph.D.
from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver