U.S. Secretary of State (2005-2009)
Condoleezza Rice was the 66th Secretary of State of the United States and President George W. Bush’s assistant to the president for national security affairs (national security advisor) from 2001 to 2005, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post.
From 1989 through March 1991, Rice served on President George H.W. Bush’s national security council staff. She served as director, senior director of soviet and east european affairs and special assistant to the president for national security affairs. As professor of political science, Rice has been on the Stanford faculty since 1981 and served as Provost from 1993 through 1999. She also is currently a professor of political economy in the Stanford graduate school of business and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson senior fellow on public policy at the Hoover Institution. Rice is a founding partner of the Rice Hadley Group and is a member of the boards of the Commonwealth Club, the Aspen Institute and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. She has authored and co-authored numerous books, most recently, No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington.