Comey To Teach Ethical Leadership Course At His Alma Mater

Chuck Ross | Reporter

Former FBI Director James Comey will teach an ethical leadership course at the College of William & Mary, the school announced on Friday.

“I am thrilled to have the chance to engage with William & Mary students about a vital topic — ethical leadership,” Comey said in a statement issued from the school.

“Ethical leaders lead by seeing above the short term, above the urgent or the partisan, and with a higher loyalty to lasting values, most importantly the truth. Building and maintaining that kind of leadership, in both the private sector and government, is the challenge of our time.”

The teaching gig will be Comey’s first job since being fired by President Trump from the FBI back in May. Since his ouster, Trump and many of his supporters have gone after Comey over his handling of the Russia investigation and the Hillary Clinton email probe.

Trump has also accused Comey of being a weak leader, though FBI employee surveys show that morale was relatively high during Comey’s stint at the bureau.

Comey, who graduated from William & Mary in 1982, is also working on a book.

The memoir, which is entitled, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” is due out in May.

“Jim Comey is among William & Mary’s most distinguished alumni,” William & Mary President Taylor Reveley said in a statement on Friday.

“Over the years, he has been deeply committed to his alma mater. He understands to the core of his being that our leaders must have an abiding commitment to ethical behavior and sacrificial service if we are to have good government. Our students will benefit significantly from his experience and wisdom.”

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