Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice kept her allegiance to Stanford University and declined an offer to become Pennsylvania State University’s next president.
Rice’s office confirmed that a search firm hired by the university contacted the Stanford political science professor for the role, the Philadelphia Inquirerreports.
“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.”
Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers declined to comment on the offer. Last week school officials canceled a meeting to vote on a candidate to succeed president Rodney Erickson, citing the need for more time after a selection fell through. Board chairman Keith Masser said a new president will be announced by June 30, when Erickson…
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