Queen's University in Northern Ireland said on Thursday that Hillary Clinton has been appointed chancellor of the university, becoming the first woman to hold the position in the Belfast university's 173-year history. Clinton was appointed to a five-year term at the largely ceremonial post.
"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", Clinton said.
— Queen's University Belfast 🎓 (@QUBelfast) January 2, 2020
Chairman of the university's governing senate Stephen Prenter said that Clinton "has made a considerable contribution to Northern Ireland'' and "will be an incredible advocate for Queen's and an inspirational role model for the Queen's community".