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Census Partner OCA Welcomes Robert Groves as Director of Census Bureau
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Census Partner OCA Welcomes Robert Groves as Director of Census Bureau

15 July 2009

Sarah Smith Nester | Communications Manager
202 223 5500 |

OCA is pleased to announce the U.S Senate confirmed Dr. Robert Groves, a veteran survey researcher at the University of Michigan, as Director of the Census Bureau on July 13. Groves was confirmed with a vote of 76-15.

Groves graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College with an A.B degree in sociology and a master’s degree and Ph.D from University of Michigan.  He most recently served as Director of the University’s Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research. 

"As the 2010 Census quickly approaches, OCA applauds the Senate’s confirmation of Dr. Groves as Director of the Census Bureau,” said OCA National President Ken Lee. "As a Census Information Center and a 2010 Census Partner, OCA looks forward to working with Dr. Groves and the Census Bureau to achieve an accurate and complete census count.” 

OCA will host key discussions about the 2010 Census at our 2009 National Convention to be held Aug. 6-9 in San Francisco, including the annual State of APA Summit on Saturday, Aug. 8.   

OCA is a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans.

For more information about OCA or the Convention, call 202.223.5500 or email

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