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Catherine Truitt

Superintendent of Public Instruction-Elect, State of North Carolina


In January 2021, Catherine Truitt will be sworn in as North Carolina's Superintendent of Public Instruction, having defeated Jen Mangrum in the 2020 election. Prior to her election, Catherine served as the Chancellor for Western Governors University North Carolina (WGU), a nonprofit, 100% online university dedicated to changing lives through higher education
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