By: Associated Press
January 9, 2019
ATLANTA (AP) -- The outgoing governor of Georgia will soon have another title: Professor.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the state's Board of Regents voted Wednesday to appoint Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal as a Regents Professor. Deal will hold occasional lectures at the University of Georgia and other schools in the University System of Georgia, effective March 1 for at least three years.
The idea was pitched by Deal, whose second and final term in office ends next week. Deal wants to lecture to undergraduate students, focusing on political science and law.
University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley says it's a wonderful opportunity for students to learn from Deal. Wrigley says Deal's salary will be about $120,000 a year.