United States Congress
Congresswoman Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th District in the United States House of Representatives. She is Republican Leader of the House Committee on Education and Labor and also serves on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. From 2013 to 2016, she served as Secretary of the House Republican Conference. Before serving on Capitol Hill, Foxx spent 10 years in the North Carolina State Senate. She began her career in the field of higher education, which included serving as a sociology instructor at Appalachian State University and holding several administrative positions at ASU, including Assistant Dean of the General College. She also served as President of Mayland Community College. Foxx is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a Master of Arts in College Teaching in sociology. She also holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.