KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WWMT) - It didn't take long for former "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak to find a new job.
Sajak, who announced his retirement last Monday, was named chairman of the Board of Trustees for Hillsdale College following current chairman William Brodbeck's retirement.
Sajak has served as vice chairman of the Hillsdale College Board of Trustees since October of 2003, the college said.
The 76-year-old began serving as chairman in 2019, according to the university.
"For decades, Pat Sajak has been an icon of radio and television. There are few things more intimate than appearing in the living rooms of countless Americans every evening. We know that he will be missed and congratulate him on his well-deserved retirement. Hillsdale College is fortunate to have an even closer relationship with Mr. Sajak. Since 2019, we have benefitted from his wisdom, intellect, and good humor as chairman of Hillsdale’s board of trustees. We look forward to continuing our important work together and to what we are sure will be a bright future for Mr. Sajak and his family," the university said in a statement.
Hillsdale, a liberal arts college in Michigan, has an enrollment of about 1,400 students.
Sajak has had a long and distinguished career in television, serving as a host of several shows, including “Wheel of Fortune,” “The Pat Sajak Show,” “Pat Sajak Weekend,” and “The Pat Sajak Baseball Hour.”
"Well, the time has come. I’ve decided that our 41st season, which begins in September, will be my last. It’s been a wonderful ride, and I’ll have more to say in the coming months. Many thanks to you all. (If nothing else, it’ll keep the clickbait sites busy!)" Sajak posted on social media.