February 15, 2017
Former Vice President Joe Biden has another new role in Philadelphia.
In addition to his recently announced role as a Penn professor, which means he will have an office at Penn's campus in University City, Biden will also chair the National Constitution Center's board of trustees.
The National Constitution Center announced his appointment to lead its board of trustees in a blog post on its website on Wednesday. The role starts immediately, and he succeeds former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Previous chairs of the Center’s board of trustees include former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush.
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, said in a statement that Biden is an ideal person for the job given his “love for the Constitution, and passion for teaching all Americans about its enduring principles, have inspired people around the world.”
The National Constitution Center is a private, independent and nonprofit museum and education center located on Independence Mall in Philadelphia with a mission to bring together Americans of different perspectives for constitutional education and debate.
In addition to chairing the National Constitution Center and acting as Penn’s Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor, Biden’s other post-White House roles that have been announced include leading the newly founded Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, D.C. and acting as founding chair of the University of Delaware’s new Biden Institute.