Our colleagues Carol Morello and Jenna Johnson report that Census Bureau chief Robert M. Groves , announced his resignation Tuesday to become provost of Georgetown University. Morello and Johnson report:

Groves steered the 2010 Census to a successful count amid formidable management and political concerns..

His resignation, just three years after he left the University of Michigan to head the census, becomes effective in August.

“I’m an academic at heart,” Groves said in a telephone interview Tuesday, explaining his decision to leave the Census Bureau. “This was the kind of position that’s kind of hard to pass up.”

Their full story is here.