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Jane O'Meara Sanders
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4th President of Burlington College
In office
March 2004 – September 2011
Preceded by Mary Clancy
Succeeded by Christine Plunkett
President of Goddard College
Acting
In office
1996–1997
Preceded by Richard Greene
Succeeded by Barbara Mossberg
First Lady of Burlington
In role
1988–1989
Mayor Bernie Sanders
Preceded by Mary Paquette
Succeeded by Betsy Ferries
Personal details
Born
Mary Jane O'Meara

January 3, 1950 (1950-01-03) (age 71)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s) Dave Driscoll (Divorced)
Bernie Sanders (1988–present)
Children 4; including Carina Driscoll and one step-child
Alma mater Goddard 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. 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.

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