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Rob Barron Named One of the Region's Most Influential People of Color

February 16, 2021

Congratulations to Rob Barron, Special Assistant to Grand View University President Kent Henning for Government and Community Relations. Rob has been named one of the the Region’s Most Influential People of Color!

Rob Barron is vice chair of the Des Moines school board and co-founder of the Latino Political Network, a non-partisan organization which serves to educate and empower Latinos to serve at all levels of elected office throughout Iowa. He headed up President-elect Joe Biden’s Latino outreach efforts across Iowa in 2020. Additionally, he is the Special Assistant to Grand View University President Kent Henning for Government and Community Relations. In that role he represents Grand View before elected officials and bureaucrats and works to build relationships with the community on behalf of Grand View students, faculty, and staff. He previously worked for NextGen Climate Action and U.S. Senator Tom Harkin.  For the last six years of his work for Senator Harkin he served as Senator Harkin’s State Staff Director. Prior to starting that position, he worked for four years as Senator Harkin’s education policy advisor in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for work on education legislation at all levels, from early childhood education to higher education.

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