(USA TODAY) -- Jenny Sanford took a pass on running for Congress, but the former first lady
of South Carolina says she's interested in a high-profile academic post.
Sanford says she's interested in becoming president of the College of
Charleston, a job that will become open when George Benson steps down in June
2014. The news was first
reported last week by the Charleston City Paper.
"I am, right now, just waiting to see what the formal process is," Sanford is
quoted as saying. "I understand I would be a long shot, but it certainly is
something I would consider looking at."
Sanford was an investment banker who later managed ex-husband Mark's early
campaigns for Congress in the 1990s and then his congressional office. The
couple had an acrimonious divorce following his 2009 admission of an
Mark Sanford is now back on Capitol Hill, after being elected to his old
congressional seat in a special election in May. At one time, Jenny Sanford was
considering running for that seat and was on Gov. Nikki Haley's short list for
an appointment to the U.S. Senate.
Earlier this year, Jenny Sanford donated scrapbooks, e-mails and other
materials she kept from Mark Sanford's campaigns for Congress and governor to
the College of Charleston.
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