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Betsy DeVos    

Secretary of Education in the Donald Trump Administration; Businesswoman, Philanthropist, and Education Activist

Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos is a proven leader, an innovator, a disruptor and an advocate. In education, in business and in politics, Betsy has been a pioneer in fighting to remove barriers, to enact change and to create environments where people have the opportunity to thrive.

Betsy DeVos is Chairman of the Windquest Group, a privately held investment and management firm based in Michigan with a diversified consumer product and service portfolio.

Active in politics for more than 35 years, Betsy was elected chairman of the Michigan Republican Party four times, and she has served in numerous leadership roles with campaigns, party organizations, and political action committees. Today, her political efforts are focused on advancing educational choices.

Betsy is also active in her community. She currently chairs both the American Federation for Children and The Philanthropy Roundtable board of directors and serves on a number of other national and local boards including ArtPrize, American Enterprise Institute, Foundation for Excellence in Education, and the DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the University of Maryland.

A graduate of Holland Christian High School, Betsy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Betsy is married to entrepreneur, philanthropist and community activist Dick DeVos, and together, they have four children and five grandchildren.

On November 23, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate DeVos to serve as Secretary of Education in his incoming administration.

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Trump Chooses Betsy DeVos For Education Secretary : NPR Ed : NPR

President-elect Donald Trump has picked billionaire Betsy DeVos, a Michigan Republican activist and philanthropist who is a strong supporter of school choice  ...

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