Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was appointed the chancellor of Queen’s College Belfast in Northern Eire on Thursday, turning into the primary female to ever hold the position.
Clinton, 72, will serve five years because the chancellor on the Northern Ireland university, turning into the 11th individual named to the position.
“It’s my nice privilege to turn into @QUBelfast’s 11th — and first feminine — chancellor,” Clinton said on Twitter. “It’s a place I've nice fondness for and have grown a robust relationship with through the years, and I’m proud to be an ambassador for its excellence.”
It’s my nice privilege to develop into @QUBelfast's 11th—and first female—chancellor. It's a spot I've nice fondness for and have grown a robust relationship with through the years, and I’m proud to be an envoy for its excellence. https://t.co/ysrSeA0JOu
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 2, 2020
Clinton’s ambassador position is usually ceremonial, but she will even act as an advisor to Queen’s University Vice Chancellor Professor Ian Greer and his senior management. The university stated Clinton shall be obtainable as a “sounding board” who can “provide counsel and steerage.”
The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee beforehand acquired an honorary doctorate from Queen’s College Belfast in October 2018 and has typically traveled back to Northern Eire after first visiting the country in 1995, when she and then-President Bill Clinton turned the first serving U.S. president and first woman to journey there.
“I am delighted that Queen’s has chosen Hillary Clinton to be its new Chancellor,” stated Stephen Prenter, chair of the Queen’s College’s governing body. “Secretary Clinton has made a considerable contribution to Northern Ireland and as an internationally acknowledged leader will probably be an unimaginable advocate for Queen’s and an inspirational position model for the Queen’s group.”
In her 2018 speech, when she accepted her honorary doctorate from the university, Clinton stated Northern Ireland has been a logo of democracy — a logo needed “greater than ever as a result of democracies the world over are dealing with a poisonous backlash.”
Clinton lost the 2016 election after a heated marketing campaign with President Donald Trump that modified the political rhetoric in America.
“We are at some extent in our history, not just in Northern Eire, however in the U.Okay. and Europe and the world over the place we face actual difficulties in how we need to transfer ahead,” Clinton stated in her 2018 tackle to the college. “It poses very actual questions, not only for politicians but in addition for citizens.”