William and Mary has announced that Dr. Condoleezza Rice will speak at the College's Commencement exercises on May 16, 2015. The College will also confer upon Dr. Rice a well-deserved Doctorate of Public Service (Honoris Causa). Dr. Rice's extraordinary life and career include service as Secretary of State, National Security Advisor, and Provost of Stanford University. She has engaged in numerous other forms of public service and currently serves as the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford School of Business, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and a Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. Dr. Rice is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received ten honorary degrees.
The College is fortunate indeed that Dr. Rice will address those present at Commencement. The Griffin has already started a standing ovation!