Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales found his first post-Bush administration job as a professor and administrator at Texas Tech University, according to a news release from the Lubbock, Texas college.
He will teach a junior seminar at Texas Tech this fall titled, “Contemporary Issues in the Executive Branch” and will be a guest lecturer in other political science classes at the university. Gonzales will also work on recruiting minority students for Texas Tech and Angelo State University.
The controversial Bush official left his post almost two years ago after members of Congress called for his resignation. During his nearly three years as Attorney General, the Justice Department was embroiled in a number of scandals including the 2006 U.S. Attorney purge.
University officials are excited about their new professor despite his checkered past.
Texas Tech chancellor Kent Hance said in the news release: “He will help Texas Tech and ASU prepare our students for success and to be future leaders in the State of Texas and beyond.”
Lawrence Schovanec, interim dean of Texas Tech’s College of Arts and Sciences, added: “Judge Gonzales brings a unique experience to our classroom. His career in law, government and public service will provide our political science students a rich perspective of the executive branch and issues and challenges facing our nation.”