Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, whose corruption convictions were vacated by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year, will join Regent University as a distinguished professor in January.
Mr. McDonnell, an alumnus of the school founded by televangelist Pat Robertson, is set to teach in the Robertson School of Government and will help establish a federalism and civility center intended to help states understand their role in society.
The former Virginia governor and one-time rising Republican star was convicted in 2014 on corruption charges stemming from his relationship with a wealthy businessman, who allegedly plied the governor and his family with gifts and loans in exchange for Mr. McDonnell’s help promoting his product.
But in a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction in June, saying that while distasteful, Mr. McDonnell’s actions didn’t violate federal law.
Federal prosecutors said later they would not attempt to retry a case against him.