County native tapped Virginia Secretary of Education

Halifax County native Dr. Dietra Trent (M.P.A.’95/H&S; Ph.D.’07/H&S) has been appointed Virginia Secretary of Education, effective immediately, following the resignation of Anne Holton from her state government role effective Monday.

Holton resigned from the post to take on her new role following the selection of her husband, U. S. Sen. Tim Kaine, as Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate.

Trent had previously served as deputy secretary of education since 2014.

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