CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville City Councilor Wes Bellamy is taking on a new role.

The former vice mayor announced on social media on Friday, July 12, that he is assuming the role of department chair for the political science department at Virginia State University.

Bellamy received his masters from VSU before being accepted into its doctoral program back in 2014.

Bellamy will wrap up his tenure on Charlottesville City Council this year after deciding to not seek re-election.