She is a proven leader, advocate, innovator, and philanthropist. Through her different works in the political realm, Betsy has created a reputation among her colleagues as a strong woman and a force to reckon with.
She is the chairwoman of the privately held investment firm the Windquest Group based in Michigan. This is a firm that has holdings in manufacturing and technology
It is, however, her work in politics that put her in the limelight. Betsy DeVos has this position soon to advance her different causes. She was the chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party between 1996 and 2000. She later resigned and sought a reelection as a chairwoman in 2003 and won without any opposition. She has served on different leadership roles and political committees. However, today she has focused her efforts in dealing with the education sector.
She has been involved in different charity works that include;
« The Dick & Betsy DeVos Foundation; this was founded in 1989. It is focused on supporting education, community, justice and arts.
« Kennedy Center; Betsy was appointed to the board of directors of the Kennedy Center by the former President George W Bush. She served since 2004 until 2010. She also donated funds to support the arts
« ArtPrize; this is an international competition that is designed to support the artists. It was founded in 2009.
There is no one in history that has fought for the education sector in the United States like Betsy DeVos. She first started the school choice project. She believes that the education system should be left to the profit schools. Because the school system is a monopoly, she believes that it should be opened. This will give the parents a choice when it comes to the schools.
Betsy DeVos has also been advocating for the school vouchers. She believes that students should be allowed to attend private schools with the public school funding. Other projects that she has been involved in include;
« Detroit charter school
« Grading system
She is so passionate about the education sector that she has started the Betsy and Dick DeVos scholarship. This is an annual scholarship that is given to the students earning Bachelor of Business Administration from the Northwood University.
She is on the board of directors of the Foundation for Excellence in Education. This is a foundation that was geared to help all children achieve their potential.
In November 2016, she as nominated by President Donald Trump as the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos is awaiting her confirmation. In my opinion, she is the perfect person for the job.
She has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and also in political science from the Calvin College in Michigan. She also attended the Holland Christian High school which is a private school in Michigan.