Peter Simons, Director, Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement

Peter serves as the Founding Director of the Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he previously directed the Office of Parent Relations. Prior to his work at CU Boulder, Peter devoted his career to children, youth and family services via teaching; administration; planning, program, and policy development; and legislative work with local and state governments and in the non-profit sector. He also served as a mediator for the Colorado State Personnel Board, has volunteered countless hours to support at-risk and adjudicated youth, and has served on numerous boards that focus on children and youth. Peter holds masters degrees in Public Administration and Liberal Studies. In his spare time, Peter loves spending time with his wife and their two dogs, and enjoys hiking, bicycling, snowshoeing and art.