Condoleezza Rice To Join Stanford B-School Faculty In September

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on August 3, 2010

Late yesterday, Garth Saloner, dean of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, announced on his Twitter feed that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be joining the GSB faculty in September as a co-director of the B-school’s Center for Global Business and the Economy. Rice’s appointment was confirmed this afternoon by a Stanford spokeswoman. According to the Stanford GSB website, the Global Center “aims to be the leader in developing and disseminating curriculum materials, research, and conceptual frameworks on global issues.”

Previously, Rice served as the provost of Stanford University from 1993-1999.

As we get more information about what, exactly, Rice will be doing in her role at Stanford, we’ll update the blog.

Reader Comments


August 3, 2010 11:36 PM

Give us a break. She was a completely ineffective Secretary of State who has never been in business.

Bobby 6killer

August 7, 2010 1:18 AM

Hey Peter
If you mean her being on Chevron's board where her efforts were intrumental in Chevron securing a $10 billion Kazakstani oil deal (Chevron named one of their supertanker's SS Condoleezza Rice in her honour) & also sitting on the boards of Transamerica Corporation & Hewlett Packard is not business experience then you're absolutely right.


August 7, 2010 9:18 AM

This just goes to show how far to the right Stanford has become. Yuck!


August 8, 2010 7:31 PM

Peter, how do you rate her ineffective as Secretary of State? Can you back up your claim or are you just pulling this out of your rear?

Honestly, I'm indifferent to whatever she does. So I'm not on one side nor on your side.


August 11, 2010 6:16 PM

All failed leaders should go to academics and teach fantasies.


August 11, 2010 6:18 PM

All failed leaders should go to academics and teach fantasies. I am wondering what W can teach?

John Holmes

August 12, 2010 3:37 PM

Why isn't Rice being shunned by society like all the rest of the main players from the Bush administration?


August 13, 2010 7:54 AM

If anybody should be shunned, it should be the current adminstration. Hopefully in November, the message will be clear.


August 19, 2010 11:50 AM

Ms. Rice will do a fabulour job! Her experience with the previous administration was her job and not a reflection of her character, work ethic, and the knowledge and skills she will bring to Stanford... wish I was attending that shool just to be apart of the her changes.

This current administration is doing a fantastic job, couldn't be prouder to be an American!!


August 30, 2010 3:14 PM

this is a phenomenal decision. she'll bring a real world understanding of the legal, social, environmental and other issues impacting business development, globally. great boon for stanford students.


September 4, 2010 9:16 PM

Looks like a bunch of chauvinist. Men who are afraid of a successful women.


September 9, 2010 9:34 PM

Show's how far Stanford has come to the right? Don't you find that refreshing amongst a whole host of liberal institutions that currently dominate the US University system?

Won Lei

September 12, 2010 2:21 PM

This is beyond a farce, Condi Rice was a huge enabler of the invasion of Iraq, she covered up, lied, manipulated facts to play along with the team. Frankly the Bush administration should be put on trial and she was a strong advocate for war ! Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives for what ? So that some group of ideologues can have experimental farm in the middle east ! Stanford has no credibility and shows how far the Hoover Institute crowd will go to lay favor for one of their own. Reality is that they too are implicated for not taking a stand and now this !


September 13, 2010 2:06 PM

Dubyah could teach esperanto or modern English grammar. Don't misunderestimate the guy. He did manage 2 terms as POTUS afterall.

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