Near six months after his retirement as COO and President of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aimé is coming back to school. He is set to teach at Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Fils-Aimé will join the campus’ teaching team later this year, returning since his graduation at the same school in 1983.
Reggie used his Twitter to announce the news, once again adopting his popular name the ‘Regginator.’
Regginator is going back to school! @CornellDyson just announced that I will be their inaugural Leader in Residence. Looking forward to teaching and mentoring during this upcoming academic year. Great way for me to give back to @Cornell and @CALS.
— Reggie Fils-Aime (@Reggie) August 29, 2019
According to Reggie’s LinkedIn profile, he’ll be in the role of “Leader in Residence.” Much like his Tweets have suggested, it appears he’ll be in a role that works very closely with students, teaching and mentoring interested students with his extensive business know how.
Reggie has been playful and coy with teasing his new role. He also has tweeted “Don’t skip class. Don’t fall asleep. Better be a great student when Regginator is your lecturer,” along with the accompanying gif below.
Reggie’s resume is huge too, expanding further than just Nintendo of America. He’s had senior roles for companies such as VH1, Pizza Hut and the makers of Guinness. With all this experience, it hardly seems like there’ll ever be a better man for the job.
Reggie will have his first class on October 21st. Those keen to see just how Reggie cuts it as a teacher will also be pleased to know the lecture will be open to the public. Reggie Fils-Aimé left Nintendo of America on April 15th, 2019. This’ll mark his first gig since Doug Bowser filled the position.