Shultz included Rice in a "luncheon club" of intellectuals who met every few weeks to discuss foreign affairs.
In 1992, Shultz, who was a board member of Chevron Corporation, recommended Rice for a spot on the Chevron board.
; born November 14, 1954) is an American political scientist and diplomat.
The committee ultimately recommended Gerhard Casper, the Provost of the University of Chicago.
Casper met Rice during this search, and was so impressed that in 1993, he appointed her as Stanford's Provost, the chief budget and academic officer of the university in 1993 She was also named a senior fellow of the Institute for International Studies, and a senior fellow (by courtesy) of the Hoover Institution.
Rice was President Bush's National Security Advisor during his first term, making her the first woman to serve in that position.
Before joining the Bush administration, she was a professor of political science at Stanford University, where she served as provost from 1993 to 1999.
Rice also served on the National Security Council as the Soviet and Eastern Europe Affairs Advisor to President George H. Bush during the dissolution of the Soviet Union and German reunification.
Following her confirmation as Secretary of State, Rice pioneered the policy of Transformational Diplomacy directed toward expanding the number of responsible democratic governments in the world and especially in the Greater Middle East. She has logged more miles traveling than any other Secretary of State.
Chevron was pursuing a billion development project in Kazakhstan and, as a Soviet specialist, Rice knew the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
She traveled to Kazakhstan on Chevron's behalf and, in honor of her work, in 1993, Chevron named a 129,000-ton supertanker SS Condoleezza Rice.
A., cum laude, in political science by the University of Denver.