(TheConservativeNews.org) – Former Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has accepted a job at Columbia University to serve as a professor and presidential fellow. She has joined its School of International and Public Affairs and will be a presidential fellow at its Columbia World Projects program, Fox News reported.
“I am honored to join Columbia University, and the School of International and Public Affairs, and Columbia World Projects. Columbia’s commitment to educating the next generation of U.S. and global policy leaders, translating insights into impact, and helping to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges resonates personally with me. I look forward to contributing to these efforts,” she said.
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger announced the hiring in a statement with specific emphasis on Clinton’s two failed presidential campaigns.
“I have had the great pleasure of knowing Hillary personally for three decades, since her early days as First Lady of the United States,” he said. “Her public service has expanded since then, most notably in her remarkably successful tenure as Senator for the State of New York, in her impressive role as Secretary of State, and in her two historic and record-breaking presidential campaigns.”
“Given her extraordinary talents and capacities together with her singular life experiences, Hillary Clinton is unique, and, most importantly, exceptional in what she can bring to the University’s missions of research and teaching, along with public service and engagement for the public good,” he said.
Previously a law professor, she will take to the classroom starting in the 2023-2024 school year.
Clinton served as Secretary of State under former President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013 and ran for President in two failed campaigns in 2008 and 2016, notably losing to President Donald Trump. She received an honorary degree from Columbia University and spoke at the university’s 2022 commencement.