Last summer, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) made some waves when he brought in Dan Dumas, senior vice president at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, to serve as a child welfare czar for the state. Dumas had no child welfare management experience, and was slated to earn $240,000 plus potential incentives.
But just seven months after assuming his post, Dumas is out. The Courier-Journal is reporting that Dumas’ contract has been terminated, and neither the Bevin administration or Dumas had any comment about why.
Dumas entered the position in mid-June of 2017, and was tasked with helping to make Kentucky the gold standard for foster care and adoption. He reported directly to Bevin, who has four adopted children.
“I am resolved to make our adoption and foster care system faster, safer, more affordable and more accessible,” Dumas told the Lexington Herald-Leader at the time. “Gov. Bevin and I are committed, along with many other Kentuckians, to not back down until every orphan in Kentucky has a loving home.”