Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has a new gig: teaching.
The University of Southern California has appointed Villaraigosa as a professor of practice at the USC School of Public Policy, according to the Daily Trojan. A professor of practice is basically someone "who has shown significant contributions in the public practice of the field of their expertise." He will teach undergraduate and graduate classes about city planning and public sector executive management, among other topics.
Dean of the USC School of Policy, Jack H. Knot, reportedly said, "Throughout his tenure as mayor of the city of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa made significant progress in policy areas that are critically important to the USC Price School, including transportation and infrastructure development, public safety, port security and the environment. His wide range of knowledge and hands-on experience in these areas and others, including education and governance, will serve as a great asset to the USC Price School’s ongoing work and research.”
Villaraigosa described his enthusiasm towards his new position at the school. "I am excited about working with the school to propose solutions to some of the state’s and nation’s critical policy challenges," he said.
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