Best known as provost and interim president of Goddard College from 1996-1997.
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Jane Sanders is a married woman. She tied her knot with an American politician Bernie Sanders in 1988. This couple met in 1981, ten days before Bernie’s first campaign victory as Mayor of Burlington, and again at his victory party.
She is the step-mother of Bernie’s son Levi Sanders.
Previously, Jane was married to an IBM worker David Driscoll. This couple together has three children; Heather, Carina, and David.
Carina also is a politician who served as a state representative in the Vermont House of Representatives.
He's been spending the last couple of days just having a good time, talking to people, friends and family and so many well-wishers that have called and his friends and then of course the well-wishers that have tweeted, emailed, called, all of our phones. And we just really want to thank them.
[Bernie] came, and everyone was swarming around him and the other candidates, because they weren't supportive of the mayor, so, being the good Catholic girl, of course, I was very nice to the mayor and barely even said hello to Bernie, but when I heard him speak, well, that was it. The police department I was working with supported him after that, and he won 10 days later. We met at the victory party, and that was the beginning of forever.
Jane Sanders is an American political staffer, social worker, and college administrator. She is best known as provost and interim president of Goddard College from 1996-1997.
Jane Sanders: Birth, Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Siblings
This social worker was born on January 3, 1950, in New York, the United States with a birth name Mary Jane O’Meara.
She was born to a father Benedict P. O’Meara, and a mother Bernadette Joan (Sheridan).
She has four siblings. One of her brother’s name is Ben. She belongs to Irish descent.
Jane attended catholic schools including Saint Saviour High School. Afterward, she went to the University of Tennessee. She dropped out of her school and moved to Brooklyn with her husband and again moved to Vermont.
Jane completed her college degree with a bachelor’s of social work from Goddard College, Vermont. She received a doctorate in leadership studies in politics and education from Union Institue and University in 1996.
Jane Sanders: Early Career, Professional Life
Earlier, Jane Sanders used to work in the Juvenile Division of the Burlington Police Department, and then as a community organizer with the King Street Area Youth Center. She also worked as a volunteer for a national service program AmeriCorps VISTA.
Jane also served as a founding Director of the Mayor’s Youth Office and Department Head from 1981 to 1991. She was elected as a School Board Commissioner and was a founding member of the Women’s Council & the Film Commission. Sanders worked in her husband Bernie’s office on a volunteer basis from 1991-1995.
Afterward, this social worker was appointed as Provost and Interim President at Goddard College to help the college through a difficult period. She also served as president of Burlington College from 2004 to 2011. She was also instrumental in founding a progressive think tank which launched in June 2017, The Sanders Institute.
Later,, Jane became a member of the Advisory Panel of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, in 2018. She has also served as Chief of Staff and as Policy and Press Adviser in Sanders’s Congressional office.
Salary and Net Worth
Jane and her husband Bernie earned about $566,000 last year and $1.5 million in 2017 putting them in the nation’s highest income brackets.
Meanwhile, according to some sources, she has an estimated net worth of about $3 million.
Jane Sanders: Rumor and Controversy
The Burlington College announced its closure in 2016 due to debt it had taken on from a real estate deal the school made during Jane’s tenure. She was the president of this college from 2004-2011.
CNN reviewed the loan application for a deal signed by Jane, in which the application stated the college would take in millions of dollars’ worth of pledged donations, many of which never materialized. Later, the investigation came to an end and no charge was bought.
Body Measurement: Height, Weight
Jane Sanders has a decent height with equivalent her weight. Likely, she has blonde hair and light brown eyes.
Social Media Profile
Jane has over 28.2 K followers on Instagram, and 147.6 K followers on Twitter. Although she is not active on Facebook, her well-wishers have made her fan pages.