Mrs. Kay Coles James has an extensive background in crafting public policy and leading in nearly every sector of America’s economy. She has worked at the local, state, and federal levels of government under the administrations of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, served twice between (1989-1993), former Virginia Governor George Allen (1994-1996), and former U.S. President George W. Bush (2001-2005), and she has also served dozens of organizations in the corporate, and nonprofit arenas. Mrs. James has a passion for serving the youth of America and has substantial experience in the field of education.
Mrs. James served as Dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia from 1996 to 1999. Regent University is a Christian liberal arts school with a combined online and in-person enrollment of approximately 8,900 students. During her time as Dean, Mrs. James led the SACS accreditation initiative for the school of government. Mrs. James also served on the Virginia Commonwealth University, Board of Visitors from 2010 to 2014. During her time on the board, she chaired the Academic and Health Affairs Committee. This committee provided oversight and made recommendations to the full board on all policies and plans regarding; strategic enrollment management, academic quality, student issues, faculty issues, athletics and research consistent with the stated goals and objectives of the university. Additionally, the committee provided oversight to the VCU Academic Health Center including its affiliation with the VCU Health System Authority. She and her fellow board members led the effort to fulfill the University President’s goal of making VCU a leading research institution in Virginia. Mrs. James’s commitment to providing quality education goes beyond just intuitions of higher education; she crafted education policy during her time on the Virginia State Board of Education and the Fairfax County School Board. She also served as Director of Community Education and Development for Housing Opportunities Made Equal in Richmond, VA.
Today, Mrs. James is the President of The Heritage Foundation, America’s premier conservative think tank. The Heritage Foundation is dedicated to formulating and promoting conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. Mrs. James has also been a trustee of The Heritage Foundation for 12 years.
Mrs. James is also the founder of The Gloucester Institute, an organization which …… Continued HERE