Hampton University Alumna Named Secretary of Education in Virginia

trentDietra Trent was appointed by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to the post of Secretary of Education. She has been serving as deputy secretary of education since 2014 and previously served as director of constituent services and director of the Council on Human Rights under Virginia Governor Mark Warner.

Dr. Trent earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and criminal justice from Hampton University in Virginia and a master’s degree and a doctorate in public administration and policy from Virginia Commonwealth University.

William R. Harvey, president of Hampton University, stated that “for many years, Dr. Trent has been a dedicated and committed to providing the best educational pathways for Virginians. Dr. Trent will continue to ensure positive outcomes for students in the Commonwealth.”

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Faculty Positions

The new faculty are Esther Jones at Brown University and Dagmawi Woubshet at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is Established at Bowie State University

"The new program will help to increase the number of counselor educators within the counseling field and the number of competent Black counselor educators," says Dr. Otis Williams, chair of the Bowie State University department of counseling and psychological studies.

Elizabeth City State University Partners With the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to Increase Representation of Black Graduate...

"We are excited by this partnership with UT Health Science Center and the opportunities this brings to our students who wish to pursue advanced degrees," said Kuldeep Rawat, dean of the Elizabeth City State University School of Science, Health and Technology.

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

“Through her leadership and scholarship, Dr. White-Smith inspires a new generation of teachers to serve students and approach their work with equity, compassion, and respect,” said Gail F. Baker, provost and senior vice president at the University of San Diego. 

Featured Jobs