Former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays has joined the University of New Haven as a “Distinguished Fellow in Public Service.”
Shays, who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate last year, will teach courses in the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences and in the Colleges of Business and Arts and Sciences in both public policy and public administration. He also is planning to write articles on public policy and public service.
“Chris Shays has a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer our students and faculty,” said UNH President Steven H. Kaplan. “I am delighted that he will work across program and college lines to share his background and experience with our campus and local community. He is a remarkable individual with an amazing commitment to public service. I am confident he will be a significant role model for our students.”
Shays’ appointment is made possible with support from Philip Bartels, chairman of the UNH Board of Governors, and his wife, Susan, longtime admirers of Congressman Shays’ work.