Condoleezza Rice steps down from Notre Dame's board

by Dennis Brown

Condoleezza Rice, recently appointed as national security advisor by President Bush, has stepped down from the Board of Trustees of the University of Notre Dame, as well as all other boards on which she served.p. A 1975 graduate of Notre Dame with a master’s degree in government and international studies, Rice was elected to Notre Dame’s board in 1994. She previously had served as a member of the advisory council for Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters.p. Rice received an honorary doctor of laws degree and delivered the principal address at the University’s 1995 Commencement exercises.p. Prior to her appointment as national security advisor, Rice served as President Bush’s primary foreign affairs advisor during the campaign. She previously served from 1989-91 in the administration of Bush’s father as director and senior director of Soviet and East European affairs in the National Security Council.p. Rice has been a member of the Stanford University political science faculty since 1981 and was the university’s provost from 1993-99. She is the coauthor of “Germany Unified and Europe Transformed” and “The Gorbachev Era” and the author of “Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army.”

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