Former FBI Director James Comey will have his own lecture series at Howard University in Washington.
The private, historically black university announced Wednesday Comey will speak at the school's convocation in late September signaling the beginning of the academic school year.
Comey has also been appointed the 2017-18 Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy, and will "lead and conduct five lectures and feature speakers that will touch on several topics." The series is "designed to foster fruitful discussion and spur meaningful interaction," the university said.
"I am pleased to welcome Mr. Comey to Howard," said Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick. "His expertise and understanding of the challenges we continue to face today will go a long way in sparking rich discussion and advancing meaningful debates across campus."
The university also announced Comey will donate his compensation for being King Chair — $100,000 — to a Howard scholarship fund.
"I am honored to hold the King Chair this school year. Howard has a longstanding history of being a vibrant academic community and the perfect place to have rich dialogue on many of the most pressing issues we face today," said Comey. "I look forward to contributing to this remarkable institution and engaging students and faculty alike."
Comey, who served as the seventh director of the FBI, was appointed by former President Barack Obama. He served from 2013 until May 2017, when he was abruptly fired by President Trump.
The university said Comey will announce the topics of his lectures "after consulting with student leaders and other campus stakeholders on topics relevant to the Howard community."
In a press release, Howard University notes that during his tenure at the FBI, Comey "supported several programs across the organization that focused on diversity initiatives."