Hillary Clinton Is The New Chancellor Of Queen’s University In Belfast


Well, Hillary didn’t win the honor of becoming first female President of the USA, but she is making history as the first woman Chancellor of Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland!

And, that’s just as good, right?!

The Northern Ireland University is granting Hillary the mostly-ceremonial position of Chancellor, following the recent death of the previous one.

See for yourself on Twitter:

Hillary called it her "great privilege."


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BBC has more details on Hillary being appointed university Chancellor:

Hillary Clinton is to be the new chancellor of Queen's University, Belfast (QUB).

The former US secretary of state is the university's 11th chancellor and first woman to take up the post.

In a statement, Mrs Clinton said it was a "great privilege" to become the chancellor of QUB.

She takes up her role immediately and will serve for a period of five years, succeeding Dr Tom Moran - who died last year.

While the role of chancellor is mainly a ceremonial one, securing Mrs Clinton will be seen as a coup for Queen's.

The chancellor often presides at graduation ceremonies and is also an ambassador for the university abroad.

Mrs Clinton will also act as an advisor to the vice-chancellor Prof Ian Greer and senior management.

The former Democratic presidential nominee previously received an honorary degree from Queen's in 2018.

Dayton Daily News also said:

ormer U.S. Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton has been named chancellor of Queen’s University in Belfast, school officials announced Thursday.

    

The appointment makes Clinton the first woman named to the mostly ceremonial role in the school's roughly 170-year history. In a statement, she called the title "a great privilege."

        

                

    

"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," she said.

                                        

It’s my great privilege to become @QUBelfast's 11th—and first female—chancellor. It's a place I have great fondness for and have grown a strong relationship with over the years, and I’m proud to be an ambassador for its excellence. https://t.co/ysrSeA0JOu

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 2, 2020
             

Clinton will serve as chancellor for a five-year period beginning Jan. 1, according to school officials. Among her duties, Clinton will preside at degree congregations, serve as an ambassador for the school and act as a sounding board for the university's vice-chancellor and senior management.

    

In 2018, Queen's University officials awarded Clinton with an honorary degree of doctor of laws for her "exceptional public service in the U.S. and globally," and "outstanding contribution to peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland."

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