GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 22, 2018) – Cherith Norman Chalet, a 1998 Bob Jones University alumna, recently assumed the role of Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform with the rank of Ambassador. Chalet will also serve as the alternative representative to the General Assembly of the United Nations.
“We are proud of Cherith’s vital work providing oversight and seeking reform at the United Nations,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “Her commitment to public service is admirable and we trust that she will continue to excel as she takes on the role of Ambassador.”
After graduating from BJU, Chalet worked for Congressman Jim DeMint. From 2008 to 2011, she served as special adviser to the United Nations and senior adviser to the Bureau of Legislative Affairs at the State Department in Washington, D.C. Chalet later served as the UN Management and Reform Counselor.
Chalet, a resident of New Jersey, was nominated by President Donald Trump on May 21 and confirmed by the United States Senate on September 12. She was officially sworn in by United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley on October 15.
At her swearing in ceremony, Chalet pledged to continue “being the watchdog of American taxpayer dollars and insuring that the United Nations lives up to its purpose and manages the best way to bring peace and security, defend human rights and enable development in the world’s neediest countries.”