Executive Director • he/him/él

Rob Barron

Rob joined Seed Coalition in March 2021 as Executive Director. Rob has dedicated his life to public engagement, especially to bringing new voices to positions of influence. Prior to joining Campus Compact he previously worked for Senator Tom Harkin (ret.), NextGen Climate, and Grand View University.

He served for eight years on the Des Moines School Board, the first Latino elected to that office. He is a veteran foundation and non-profit board member who currently serves on the boards of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, Mid-Iowa Health Foundation, the United Way of Central Iowa, and the Iowa Council of Foundations. He is also the 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.

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Seed Coalition strengthens the capacity of colleges and universities to fulfill the public purposes of higher education through its coalition of diverse college campuses in Iowa, Minnesota, and the Midwest. Our network includes rural and urban campuses, public universities and private colleges, community colleges, and trade schools.

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