In accepting the role, Comey cited a desire to get back to small town living after his high profile role in Washington.
Comey is currently driving a U-Haul truck across the country and is due to arrive at Walla Walla early next week.
In a telephone interview from a truck stop en route, Comey said that he looked forward to getting started in a position that offered "a heck of a lot more job security than my last gig."
Comey promised to fearlessly investigate "any Walla Walla connection to deep-pocketed manufacturers of veggie meat or wine that might unfairly influence university policy making."
The former FBI director also took the time to voice his dissatisfaction with the arsenal of pepper spray weapons available to his future staff.