Retiring congressman Matt Salmon to join ASU

Posted at 8:59 PM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 23:59:45-04

Retiring U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon is planning to join Arizona State University as vice president for government affairs.

Salmon has represented the 5th District of Arizona for five terms and announced in February that he won't seek re-election in November.

ASU officials said Friday that Salmon will help the school advance its global strategy, including working with the governments of other countries to advance international projects.

Salmon graduated from ASU in 1981 and holds a master's degree in public administration from Brigham Young University.

He was elected to Congress in 1994 and served three terms before honoring a self-imposed term limit.

After leaving Congress in 2000, Salmon worked as a consultant to ASU on matters related to education policy. He returned to Congress in 2012 and was re-elected in 2014.