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Robert Hammond
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Colorado Commissioner of Education
In office
June 1, 2011 - Present
Years in position 3
Base salary$225,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedJune 1, 2011
Appointed byColorado Board of Education
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Robert Hammond is the current Colorado Commissioner of Education. Hammond was appointed to his position on June 1, 2011 by the state Board of Education.[1]


Before becoming commissioner, Hammond was deputy commissioner of administration and operations from 2008 to 2011. He was chief operations officer for the Boulder Valley School District from 2001 to 2008 and, prior to moving to Colorado, was an associate superintendent for the Wichita Public Schools in Wichita, KS. Before working in education, Hammond was senior vice president of operations for Farm Credit Services in Wichita and held several city management positions in Norman, OK, Oskaloosa, IA and Parsons, KS. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Baker University and an M.P.A. in Urban Management from the University of Kansas.[2] [1]


  • Baker University, Baldwin City, Bachelor’s degree
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Master’s degree in public administration[1]

Political career

Commissioner of Education (2011-Present)

Hammond assumed office on June 1, 2011. As the commissioner serves at the pleasure of the Board of Education, Hammond is not subject to periodic reappointment.



Hammond was appointed to his position on June 1, 2011 by the state Board of Education.[1]

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