Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice is an American political scientist, diplomat, author, professor, founding partner at RiceHadleyGates LLC, former U.S. Secretary of State & National Security Advisor, Pianist and Golfer. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush.

From January 2005-2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African-American woman to hold the post. Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001-2005, the first woman to hold the position.

Rice served as Stanford University’s Provost from 1993-1999, during which she was the institution’s chief budget and academic officer. As Provost, she was responsible for a $1.5 billion annual budget and the academic program involving 1,400 faculty members and 14,000 students. In 1997, she also served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender — Integrated Training in the Military.

She really has made her mark in American politics & history!

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