Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, wearing a Georgia Bulldogs football jersey, signs a proclamation supporting the team before its national championship game against the Alabama Crimson Tide in January 2018.

Gov. Nathan Deal to teach at UGA

Outgoing governor will also teach at other Georgia campuses

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, whose second and final term in office ends next week, will soon have a new title: Professor.

The state’s Board of Regents voted Wednesday to appoint 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.

Deal pitched the idea. He wants to lecture to undergraduate students, focusing on political science and law.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to learn from a former governor,” said University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley.

Deal’s salary will be about $120,000 a year, Wrigley said.

Deal also plans to start a lobbying and consulting firm with his longtime chief of staff, Chris Riley.

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