Actor Matthew McConaughey will take on a new role this fall: professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
McConaughey graduated from UT in 1993. He will be a “professor of practice” at the Moody College of Communication as faculty in the Department of Radio-Television-Film, according to a university news release. McConaughey has been a visiting professor since 2015, but this makes things official.
“We are proud to welcome Professor McConaughey to officially join our world-class faculty,” said Moody College Dean Jay Bernhardt. “Matthew cares deeply for our school and our students, and we are thrilled that he shares his time and talent to help prepare the next generation of media leaders and innovators.”
McConaughey also has the role of “Minister of Culture” in order to create an epic fan experience for UT’s new basketball arena opening in 2021, according to the university.
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