A graduate of Mount Vernon Seminary and College who was poised to become the next ambassador to the United Nations withdrew her name from consideration for the position, multiple news outlets reported Sunday.
Heather Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman who graduated from the college in 1993, was first tapped for the role in December, but her nomination was never sent to the Senate, CNN reported. The Mount Vernon Seminary and College merged with GW in 1999 and is now known as the Mount Vernon Campus.
Nauert wrote in a statement from the State Department that “it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw my name from consideration.”
“Serving in the administration for the past two years has been one of the highest honors of my life, and I will always be grateful to the president, the secretary and my colleagues at the State Department for their support,” Nauert said in the statement.
The alumna is not expected to return to the State Department, and President Donald Trump announced that he will nominate another potential ambassador soon, CNN reported.