(Des Moines, Iowa) -- Former U.S. Ambassador to China and former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is entering a new role at Drake University.
The University announced Wednesday that Branstad will serve as Ambassador in Residence at Drake. The school says he will have an office on campus and will perform a variety of duties including meeting with students, faculty, and clubs, lecturing in various classes each semester, and holding an annual symposium on U.S. - China relations. As part of Branstad's new role on campus, he'll donate records to the university from his 45 year-long political career. Branstad has served as an Iowa State Representative, Lieutenant Governor, Governor of Iowa, and U.S. Ambassador to China.
Branstad graduated from Drake University Law School in 1974 and is the longest-serving governor in U.S. history.