The former US secretary of state UU. Hillary Clinton has been appointed this Thursday as rector of Queen’s University in Belfast, the first woman to hold that position in the prestigious house of studies in Northern Ireland.
Clinton, who was a presidential candidate in her country in 2016 and is the wife of former US President Bill Clinton, had received an honorary doctorate from that academic institution in 2018.
The former head of US diplomacy UU. She described the appointment as “great privilege” and said she felt “proud” of helping the university boost its reputation.
Clinton will begin her work immediately and will be rector for a period of five years, according to the university.
For his part, Stephen Prenter, one of the directors of the institution, expressed his satisfaction with the appointment and highlighted Clinton’s “considerable contribution” to Northern Ireland.
He added that the former secretary of state is an “internationally recognized leader” and “an inspiration” for the university.
Hillary Clinton gave great support to the peace process in the British province that allowed the signing of the Good Friday agreement in 1998, which ended thirty years of sectarian violence, while her husband was president of the United States.