Jane O'Meara Sanders

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Jane O'Meara Sanders
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4th President of Burlington College
In office
March 2004 – September 2011
Preceded byMary Clancy
Succeeded byChristine Plunkett
President of Goddard College
In office
Preceded byRichard Greene
Succeeded byBarbara Mossberg
First Lady of Burlington
In role
MayorBernie Sanders
Preceded byMary Paquette
Succeeded byBetsy Ferries
Personal details
Mary Jane O'Meara

(1950-01-03) January 3, 1950 (age 72)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s)Dave Driscoll (Divorced)
Bernie Sanders (1988–present)
Children4; including Carina Driscoll and one step-child
Alma materGoddard College
Union Institute and University

Jane O’Meara Sanders (born January 3, 1950) is an American civil servant and educator. She is the former President of Burlington College and the wife of United States senator of Vermont and Democratic 2016 Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.[1][2] In 1996, she earned a doctorate from Union Institute & University.

Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York. She studied at Goddard College. Sanders was married to David Driscoll until they divorced. They had three children. Sanders met Bernie in 1981 when Bernie was elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont. They were married in 1988.

Sanders was named President of Burlington College in 2004. She resigned as president in 2011.

References[change | change source]

  1. Greenhouse, Emily (12 May 2015). "Getting to Know Jane Sanders, Wife of Bernie". Bloomberg. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  2. Felsenthal, Carol (9 October 2015). "Jane O'Meara Sanders, future first lady?". The Hill. Washington, DC. ISSN 1521-1568. Archived from the original on 22 October 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2016.