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Secretary Duncan Announces Appointment of Peter Groff as Director for the Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Center in the Office of the Secretary


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John McGrath, (202) 401-1576
Sandra Abrevaya, (202) 401-1576


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of Peter Groff as the Director for the Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Center in the Office of the Secretary where he will help empower faith-based and community groups, enlisting them in support of the Department's mission to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans.

Peter Groff is currently the Colorado Senate President in the Colorado State Legislature, where he has been since 2003 and served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the State Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, Vice Chairman of the Local Government Committee and as a member of the Appropriations, Legislative Council, Legal Services and Judiciary Committees. Groff also co-hosts and produces a weekly political and policy talk show on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio entitled "The New School" and works at the University of Denver where he holds the positions of senior lecturer at the Institute for Public Policy and executive director for the Center for African American Policy and Center for New Policy and Politics. Prior to his time in the legislature, Groff served as senior advisor to Denver Mayor Webb on policy, representing the Mayor at various events, special interest group and neighborhood meetings and handling constituent relations. Groff received an Honorary Ph.D from the University of Denver's School of Public Service, earned his JD from the University of Denver, College of Law and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Redlands.


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