Secretary of State (2005-2009) Exclusive Simply Lead video interview with John C. Maxwell
Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates LLC. From January 2005-2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first AfricanAmerican woman to hold the post. Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National SecurityAdvisor) from January 2001-2005, the first woman to hold the position. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Rice earned her bachelor’s degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver; her master’s from the University of Notre Dame and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver.