Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice is the headline speaker for the Advancing Women's Leadership forum, scheduled to be held on Pacific's Stockton campus on March 21.

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Tickets for Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice Speech in Stockton to go on Sale Jan. 22

Former U.S. Secretary of State will headline Advancing Women’s Leadership, a program aimed at celebrating and inspiring women leaders
Jan 17, 2013

Tickets for the forum on Advancing Women's Leadership, featuring former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, will go on sale through University of the Pacific's Box Office starting Jan. 22.

The half-day forum will be hosted at Pacific's Alex G. Spanos Center, and is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. March 21. Tickets are $25 each. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stockton and the University's Women's Resource Center.

Planned in collaboration with high-profile women from throughout San Joaquin County, the forum on Advancing Women's Leadership aims to inspire participants, especially young women, to make a lasting, positive and powerful impact in the communities where they live and work.

"We are thrilled and proud to bring Dr. Condoleezza Rice to Stockton," said Kathleen Lagorio Janssen, chair of Pacific's Board of Regents and a member of the Advancing Women's Leadership planning committee. "Her vast accomplishments on the national and global stages are an inspiration to all aspiring leaders, men and women, who are working to improve the lives of those around them."

Rice served as U.S. Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009 during the presidency of George W. Bush. Previously, she had served the Bush administration as National Security Advisor, the first woman to hold that position. Rice was Provost of Stanford University from 1993 to 1999, and returned to Stanford in 2009, where she is a senior fellow with the Hoover Institution. She holds a Ph.D in political science from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

Opening the Forum on Advancing Women's Leadership will be Christy Haubegger, founder of the groundbreaking Latina magazine. Now an agent with the Los Angeles-based Creative Artists Agency, Haubegger also serves on the board of Management Leadership for Tomorrow, an organization that works to increase the number of minority MBA candidates at the nation's top business schools.

The forum also will feature a panel of local women leaders who will share their experiences in achieving career and education milestones. They are: Regan Porteous, a current college student and graduate of St. Mary's High School in Stockton; Nikki Lowery, youth pastor and director of women's ministry at First Baptist Church of Stockton; Tori Verber-Salazar, deputy district attorney for San Joaquin County; and the Hon. Connie Callahan, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Heading into its 50th year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stockton serve more than 3,000 children in safe, structured programs.

Pacific's Women's Resource Center promotes awareness of women's and gender issues, and cultivates women's leadership on campus and beyond.

A limited number of free tickets have been reserved for classes and student groups. To apply for these tickets, contact Women's Resource Center Director Corrie Martin at (209) 932-2815 or

Major sponsors of the forum on Advancing Women's Leadership are Cyril and Howard Seligman, The Record newspaper/San Joaquin Media Group, the AG Spanos Company, and Pacific Arts & Lectures.

The Pacific Box Office is located at Long Theater, 1040 Dave Brubeck Way, and is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To contact the Box Office, call 209.946.2867. Tickets also can be purchased online at