Edward Snowden Speaks To The GuardianGlasgow University’s student body has elected NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to serve a three-year term as its student rector, BBC reports.

As we noted last month, Snowden was up against Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree, Episcopal clergyman Kelvin Holdsworth, and author Alan Bissett.

Students had contacted Snowden via his lawyer to put him up for the role. As rector, Snowden will represent students to the administration. He won by a 2-to-1 margin over the runner-up.

Edward Snowden elected as rector of Glasgow University

Image credit: The Guardian / Getty Images