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Robert King, Assistant Secretary - Biography

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Prior to joining the Department, King was president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Previously, he served as president and CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation and chancellor of the State University of New York system. King worked as a district attorney in San Luis Obispo, California, and Rochester, New York, before serving three terms in the New York State Legislature. He also served in the New York governor’s office as budget director and director of the Office of Regulatory Reform. King was appointed by President George W. Bush to the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, where he served for nine years. He earned his B.A. from Trinity College and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Last Modified: 08/28/2019