We have an update on one of the biggest names to leave the Trump administration: James Comey.
The former FBI director will be moving forward with his life with a lecture series at Howard University during the 2017-18 school year, according to the Washington Examiner.
Comey was initially appointed by former President Barack Obama and served as FBI head from 2013 to 2017. Then, for reasons that remain unclear, President Trump abruptly fired him.
At Howard, Comey will be taking the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy for 2017-18.
His lecture series will consist of five lectures featuring speakers “that will touch on several topics” per the university’s press release. Howard has confirmed that Comey’s series is "designed to foster fruitful discussion and spur meaningful interaction.”
Howard also noted in their press release that while Comedy served as FBI Director, he "supported several programs across the organization that focused on diversity initiatives."
"I am pleased to welcome Mr. Comey to Howard," said Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick. "His expertise and understanding of the challenges we continue to face today will go a long way in sparking rich discussion and advancing meaningful debates across campus."
"I am honored to hold the King Chair this school year. Howard has a longstanding history of being a vibrant academic community and the perfect place to have rich dialogue on many of the most pressing issues we face today," said Comey, who will be donating his $100,000 compensation to a Howard scholarship fund. "I look forward to contributing to this remarkable institution and engaging students and faculty alike."
In addition to giving lectures during the year, Comey will be this year's opening convocation keynote speaker, welcoming Howard's students back to campus.