Former Secretary of state and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton became the honorary rector of the Queen’s University of Belfast. This is reported on the website of the educational institution.
“Former US Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, effective January 1, 2020, will become the new Chancellor of Queens University in Belfast for a five-year term,” the University said in a statement. It is noted that Clinton will be the first woman in this position.
According to University Vice-Chancellor Stephen Prenter, Hillary Clinton made a significant contribution to Northern Ireland. He is convinced that Clinton will be a great advocate for the interests of the University and an “inspiring role model” for the University community.
In turn, Clinton herself called the appointment a great honor. In October 2018, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from this University.
Hillary Clinton was the Democratic Party’s nominee in the 2016 presidential election, but at the end of the race, she lost to the Republican candidate Donald Trump.
In November 2019 Clinton has not excluded that will take part in the presidential race in 2020.