It’s only a ceremonial role.
Queen’s University, Belfast (QUB), picked failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as its new chancellor.
Chancellor is a ceremonial role. Hillary’s responsibilities include presiding over graduation ceremonies, ambassador for QUB abroad, and “advisor to the vice-chancellor Prof Ian Greer and senior management.”
Clinton will serve as chancellor for five years:
Mr Stephen Prenter, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Senate, the University’s governing body, said: “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 recognised leader will be an incredible advocate for Queen’s and an inspirational role model for the Queen’s community.”
Accepting the position, Secretary Clinton, said: “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. 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.”
QUB awarded Hillary an honorary degree in October 2018.
Hillary first visited Northern Ireland in 1995 when President Bill Clinton became the first sitting president to visit the country.DONATE
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