Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for Stillman College’s 140th anniversary celebration.
Rice will speak May 19 at 6:30 pm in Birthright Alumni Hall on the Stillman campus. Tickets for the event are $140 and will be available online and at the college. Stillman said it would release details about the day’s schedule later.
Rice now holds the Denning professorship in global business and the economy at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and is a Stanford political science professor and a senior fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution. She was secretary of state for President George W. Bush, and was the second woman and first African American woman to hold that office. Before being named secretary of state, she was Bush's national security advisor.
Rice also was a member of the first College Football Playoff Committee.
Rice was born and raised in Birmingham. At age 15, her family moved to Tuscaloosa, where her father, a Presbyterian minister, became dean of students at Stillman.
The theme of the 140th-anniversary celebration is “A Foundation for Life.” The celebration will also feature comments from other special guests and music. Stillman was founded in 1876 by the Rev. Charles Allen Stillman, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa.