INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Sports Corp will honor Stanford University professor and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice with the 2015 Pathfinder Award.
Rice will be recognized for her work with America’s youth, specifically the Center for a New Generation, which she and her father founded more than 20 years ago.
Each year, The Indiana Sports Corp recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the lives of America’s youth. The Pathfinder awards dinner will be at the Indiana Roof Ballroom on Thursday, Sept. 10, and will be co-chaired by Jim Morris, vice chair of Pacers Sports & Entertainment, and Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University. Both are prior Pathfinder honorees.
Throughout her career, Rice has encouraged young people. She raises funds and speaks throughout the country on behalf of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and is vice chair of the organization’s board of governors.
In 1991, Rice and her father co-founded the Center for a New Generation, an after-school academic program for students in two California cities. The program merged with an affiliate club of the Boys and Girls Club five years later and has expanded with other local chapters in several cities.
Rice was the second woman and first African American to serve as the Secretary of State, holding the post from 2005 to 2009. She is now the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate 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.
Rice has been a member of the Stanford faculty since 1981 and was the university’s provost from 1993 to 1999 when she also served as the chief budget and academic officer.
In addition to her work with the Boys and Girls Clubs and numerous other organizations, Rice is a member of the College Football Playoff Committee.