In January former Governor Bob McDonnell will begin teaching at Regent University as a distinguished professor of government. McDonnell received his law degree from Regent. From WTKR.com,
He will teach in the Robertson School of Government and will help establish a Governor’s Center for Federalism and Civility, which will assist the states in understanding their role in a federal society.
Pat Robertson the founder and Chancellor of Regent University said,
“We are delighted to welcome Governor McDonnell back to Regent University,”
“As we train students to serve in government, law and other disciplines, McDonnell will bring his extensive public service experience as an Army officer, prosecutor, state legislator, attorney general and governor.”
In accepting this position McDonnell said,
“Teaching is something that I’ve often considered throughout my years of public service. During my painful journey through the justice system after I left the Governor’s office, I came to the realization that politics and polls are much less important than people and policies,” McDonnell explained. “I‘m eager to engage with Regent students and faculty in and out of the classroom, and I hope that my experiences can inspire others to consider careers in public service.”
Governor McDonnell is the first Regent graduate to become a Governor.