By Frederick H. Lowe
James Comey, who was appointed FBI director by President Barack Obama and fired by President Donald Trump, has been named Howard University’s Opening Convocation keynote speaker.
Comey also has been named the 2017-2018 Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy. In this capacity, Comey will lead and conduct five lectures at Howard, a private research university founded in 1867 for African-American students. The lectures will feature speakers who will address several agreed upon topics.
He will donate his entire King Chair salary of $100,000 to a Howard University scholarship fund that supports students raised in foster homes.
President Obama appointed Comey FBI director, the seventh in the nation’s history, on September 4, 2013. Trump fired him May 9th.