(Belfast, Northern Ireland) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a new job. She’s been appointed the first female chancellor at Queen’s University in Northern Ireland.
Clinton, a former first lady and New York senator, received an honorary doctorate from the University in 2018.
She won’t be paid for the job, which is largely ceremonial, and won’t have to relocate to Belfast so technically she can still jump into the 2020 presidential race if the Democrats need her.
Her primary duties will include handing out degrees, advising senior management and serving as an ambassador to help open doors for Queen’s University.
Stephen Prenter, chair of the university’s Senate, heaped praise on Clinton, who received an honorary doctorate from Queen’s University in October 2018.
“I am delighted that Queen’s has chosen Hillary Clinton to be its new Chancellor. Secretary Clinton has made a considerable contribution to Northern Ireland and as an internationally recognized leader will be an incredible advocate for Queen’s and an inspirational role model for the Queen’s community,” he gushed.
In a statement, Clinton, who will not be paid for the job, praised the university.
“It is a great privilege to become the Chancellor of Queen’s University, a place I have great fondness for and have grown a strong relationship with over the years,” she said.
“The University is making waves internationally for its research and impact and I am proud to be an ambassador and help grow its reputation for excellence.”
Clinton will serve as the university’s 11th chancellor, which is largely a ceremonial role, for a five-year term.
The chancellor, according to the university, attends graduations, advises staff and helps to “open doors” for the university as it seeks to fulfill its mission.