Columbia University has asked former secretary of state and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to join the teaching staff as a professor and presidential fellow.
Clinton announced on Thursday that she has accepted Columbia University’s invitation and will teach courses on international and public affairs.
Fox News reported that, additionally, Clinton joined Columbia’s World Projects program as a presidential fellow.
“I am honored to join Columbia University, and the School of International and Public Affairs and Columbia World Projects,” Clinton tweeted.
The former secretary of state continued:
“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.”
University President Lee C. Bollinger confirmed the plan to add Clinton to the Columbia’s teaching team.
Lauding Clinton’s accomplishments, Bollinger wrote:
“I have had the great pleasure of knowing Hillary personally for three decades, since her early days as First Lady of the United States,” said Bollinger. “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.”
Bollinger added: “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.”
Clinton will formally join Columbia’s teaching staff in the fall of 2023.