Betsy DeVos is recognized nationally as a devoted leader and has more than 35 years of political experience serving for the Republican party. Betsy is presently concentrating on educational choices advancement in the state of Michigan while serving as Chairman for Alliance for School Choice. Last Year, President Donald Trump announced Mrs. DeVos as his nominee to fill the highest-ranking position for our country in education. On February 7th, 2017, CNN News reported the Senators will be voting on her approval and confirmation for nomination as U.S. Secretary of Education. She presents her credentials to stand approved for the seat, including holding Chairman seats for the Republican Party four consecutive times.
Mrs. DeVos also served leadership roles for campaigns, organizations, and political action committees for the Republican Party. She is very much involved in local and national organizations and institutions; including Great Lakes Education Project, Foundation for Excellence in Education, and Art Prize. Other organizations she serves as chairman are The Philanthropy Roundtable, University of Maryland’s DeVos Institute for Arts Management, American Federation for Children, American Enterprise Institute, and The Potter’s House School. Betsy DeVos remains active in many communities advocating transformation of the educational system by offering alternatives for parents to educate children in America. Her goal is to create environments nationally for all children to receive a quality and safe education.
Betsy DeVos received her high school diploma from Christian High and BA degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. What some people may not know about her is that she’s a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, businesswoman, advocate, and philanthropist. She is married to Dick DeVos and together the couple are supporters of Christian schools, including the Potter’s House in Grand Rapids. From 2009 to 2011, the DeVos Family donated more than $1 million to the school and an estimated $36 million to Grand Valley State University. Educational institutions, including Trinity Christian College and Zuni Christian Mission School have received $5.9 million in contributions from the family’s foundation.
After today, Betsy DeVos is expected to receive nomination approval for the seat as U.S. Secretary of Education. Although the Democrats and some Republicans will most likely vote against her, she will win the position with the vote of our Vice-President, Mike Pence who will untie the votes on tomorrow. Sources are saying a final confirmation vote from Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions may happen, as well. Mrs. DeVos has supported education in Michigan for thirty plus years with ties to Christian schools and the State’s university. Since 1981, she will become the third woman to be nominated and approved to head the United States Department of Education, if confirmed. Visit her website www.betsydevos.com.