Sarah Huckabee Sanders surprised many when she stepped down as the White House press secretary a few months ago.
Fans were happy when Sanders became a Fox News contributor, but President Donald Trump just nominated her to a new position — and she has accepted.
The president announced this week that he nominated Sanders to join the Fulbright Scholarship Board.
The White House announced Wednesday evening that Sanders would be returning to public service in some form, as the president nominated her to a three-year term on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
“Grateful to @realDonaldTrump to be named to the @fulbrightboard – established by the late U.S. Senator from my home state of Arkansas,” Sanders wrote on Twitter in response to the nomination.
The Fulbright Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, grants money to students, professionals, researchers, and others to pursue cultural interests abroad.
It is considered to be one of the most prestigious grants available.
Sanders, who stepped down from her White House position at the end of June, currently works as a Fox News contributor.
Sanders served as press secretary for nearly two years, making her one of the longest-serving officials in the Trump administration, and was widely adored by Trump’s supporters.
While she has been busy with media appearances and events, there are also rumors that she is strongly considering running for political office in the coming years.
Speculation is rife that she is strongly considering running for governor in her home state of Arkansas.
In private conversations in recent weeks, Sanders has floated running for governor in her home state of Arkansas, according to two people familiar with the talks.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson was re-elected just last year, so unless he steps down early — or is appointed to something — the governor’s office in Little Rock isn’t open until January 2023.
She has told colleagues and friends that she thinks running for office would be a good next move for her, instead of taking a television job upon her departure.
President Trump is also pushing Sanders to run for political office.
During a ceremony at the White House in June, Trump recognized Sanders after revealing she will be stepping down and added that he wants her to run for governor in Arkansas.
Trump said at the time: “If we can get her to run for the Governor of Arkansas I think she’ll do very well and I’m trying to get her to do that.”
If she chooses to follow in her father’s footsteps, the seat for governor opens up in 2022.