Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, now facing federal corruption charges for allegedly accepting vast sums of money from a maker of scam medical “supplements,” has finally found a job. He’ll be teaching at the Jesse Helms school of Government at Liberty University, presumably named that because he and Jerry Falwell were both enthusiastic supporters of racial segregation.
Students at Liberty University’s Helms School of Government are regularly afforded opportunities to hear from a wide range of influencers at all levels of government. This semester they heard from former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who was recently invited to join the teaching staff at Liberty as a distinguished visiting professor in government.
McDonnell, a longtime friend of the university, said he is delighted to contribute to Liberty’s world-class academic programs and to train students to make a significant positive impact at every level of government.“I am privileged to have the opportunity to teach the outstanding young people at Liberty University who will be future leaders for the state and nation. Liberty’s international reach, dynamic growth, and focus on excellence make it a force in higher education,” McDonnell said.
Liberty President Jerry Falwell said the university will tap McDonnell’s extensive career experience in business, law, public policy, and government.
“Gov. McDonnell will add another dimension to the educational experience of Liberty students by teaching leadership,” Falwell said. “He achieved great success as governor in making Virginia one of the nation’s most business-friendly and fiscally sound states while getting people to work together for the common good. These experiences uniquely qualify him to teach our students about every aspect of serving in public office.”
His first class will be titled How Not to Get Caught Taking Kickbacks 101.