Nikki HaleyNikki HaleyUS rejoins UN Human Rights Council, reversing Trump exit Smarkets betting site makes Trump favorite in 2024 Nikki Haley gets lifetime post on Clemson Board of Trustees MORE, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has been named to the Clemson University Board of Trustees.
Haley, who served as South Carolina governor before becoming former President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Twitter's algorithm boosts right-leaning content, internal study finds Ohio Democrat calls Vance an 'ass----' over Baldwin tweet Matt Taibbi says Trump's rhetoric caused public perception of US intelligence services to shift MORE’s envoy to the U.N., will replace retiring member David Wilkins. It’s one of seven lifetime appointments on the 13-member board.
“Ambassador Haley’s love of country, leadership skills, commitment to education, and passion for Clemson University will serve the Board well. She will be a tireless advocate for the University and all of its constituents,” Kim Wilkerson, the board’s chair, said.
Haley, who graduated from Clemson in 1994 with a degree in accounting, is part of the crowded field of potential contenders for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
Earlier this year, she launched a political action committee called Stand for America PAC in an effort to boost GOP candidates ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. She’s also undertaken a steady travel schedule that has seen her stop in key early-voting states like Iowa.
Haley was recently named, along with Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenate GOP campaign arm outraises Democratic counterpart in September House passes bills to secure telecommunications infrastructure Senators call for answers from US firm over reported use of forced Uyghur labor in China MORE (R-Fla.) and Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottTim Scott takes in .3 million in third quarter Nikki Haley gets lifetime post on Clemson Board of Trustees First senator formally endorses Bass in LA mayoral bid MORE (R-S.C.), as an adviser to an effort to diversify the Republican Party.
While Haley’s schedule and activities look like those of a would-be presidential contender, her future in the race is uncertain. For one, she irked Trump and his allies earlier this year when she delivered a forceful condemnation of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
What’s more, Trump has repeatedly floated mounting another White House run, and Haley has said she would not challenge him if he does so.