Former Baylor president Ken Starr could join President Donald Trump’s administration.
Foreign Policy reported that Starr is on a "shortlist" of candidates being vetted for ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.
The position, which was created by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to promote freedom of religion and monitor religious persecution abroad, is expected to take a more prominent role under Trump.
A source told the magazine that the job is Starr’s “if he wants it.”
Other candidates include Ben Carson’s former “special faith advisor” Johnnie Moore, Jr. and human rights lawyer Nina Shea.
Starr served as Baylor’s president from 2010 to 2016. He was removed from that post after a law firm found within the university a troubling culture that disregarded, ignored and in some cases intimidated victims of on-campus sexual violence.
Starr officially resigned from his position as chancellor on June 1.
A new lawsuit filed by a Baylor graduate in January alleges 31 football players committed 52 acts of rape between 2011 and 2014.
Prior to his tenure at Baylor, Starr was well known for the Starr Report, which preceded the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.
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