Hillary Clinton Is New Chancellor Of Queen's University, Belfast
Former Secretary of State and 2016 Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton became the honorary rector of the Queen’s University of Belfast. She takes up her role immediately and will serve for a period of five years, according to the website of the University.
“Secretary #HillaryClinton will serve as @QUBelfast’s new Chancellor, for a period of five years, with effect from 1 January 2020.”
Pro-Chancellor & Chair of Senatepic Mr Stephen Prenter noted that Clinton “made a considerable contribution to Northern Ireland” and will be a remarkable “advocate for Queen’s and an inspirational role model for the Queen’s community.”
The ex-presidential candidate, for her part, said that such an appointment is a great honor for her. In October 2018, the politician received an honorary doctorate from the university.
Former US Secretary of State Clinton has been a Democratic candidate in the 2016 election. She was considered the undisputed favorite, but her Republican opponent Donald Trump won an unexpected victory. Clinton also unsuccessfully applied for a democratic nomination in 2008, losing to future President Barack Obama.