Penn State tried to lure former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice as its next president after receiving such a recommendation from a hiring committee.
Rice is currently a professor of political science at Stanford and was the university’s provost before joining the Bush Administration.
“We received a request about this position through a search firm,” said Georgia Godfrey, Rice’s chief of staff. “Our office declined on her behalf, since she intends to remain at Stanford. Penn State is a fine institution, and Dr. Rice wishes the search committee the very best.”
The university has said it will find a new hire by June 30.
Penn State also was apparently apathetic that Condoleezza Rice was a pillar of one of the most loathed presidential administrations in American history and rattled a saber at an invisible enemy for eight years. But hey, she’s famous! [Philly.com]